Easy campfire recipes

2013-12-04 07:55

Camping is all about simplicity - cutting out all those unnecessary things in life for a day or two and concentrating only on the most essential. 

In many people's minds this would include food - why fuss over meals when you can just throw a couple of chops on the coals and wash it down with a cold beer or a tin cup of wine? 

While that approach is totally fine, we think there definitely is something to be said for preparing at least one mind-blowing meal... even while you're in the middle of nowhere. 

We trawled Go! Magazine's food section for their tried and tested recipes for exceptional campfire food.

Check out these five recipes, write them down and try them out on your next camping trip!

Cheese bread 

(Myburgh du Plessis)

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 10 minutes preparation, 15 minutes cooking time

What it is: A French loaf stuffed with garlic, chili and herbs, smothered with creamed and melted cheese and heated over the coals. It's certainly a mouth-watering treat. 

What you'd need: A French loaf (round or long), chili, crushed garlic, herbs, cheese, cream cheese, butter and foil. 

Check out the full recipe on Go's site

Pumpkin pot bread

Difficulty: Somewhat complicated 

Time: 30 minutes preparation, 50 minutes cooking time

What it is: A moist, solid, sweet bread that can serve as either a mouthwatering addition to any meal or a simple desert with butter and jam.

What you'd need: cubed butternut, self-raising flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cheese, butter, sugar and egg.

Check out the full recipe on Go's site

Five star scrambled egg 

Difficulty: Very easy, but if done properly it may be a little pricy

Time: 15 to 20 minutes

What it is: The most tasteful and tasty breakfast you will ever enjoy on a camping trip - salmon, cream cheese and chives on a fresh croissant or roll... swoon!

What you'd need: Most importantly - pick up some fresh rolls or croissants before leaving, smoked salmon, eggs, cream/cream cheese, butter, a packet of instant sauce.

Check out the full recipe on Go's site

Spare rib empanadas 

(Dirk Pieters)

Difficulty: Takes some effort, as there are two parts to the recipe - a crust and a filling. 

Time: 20 minutes preparation, 20 minutes braai time

What it is: basically, delicious, yet dainty spare-rip pies made crispy over the coals. 

What you'd need: For the crust - butter, flour, cream cheese. For the filling - bacon, onion, peppers, braai sauce and mozzarella cheese. 

Check out the full recipe on Go's site

Thai Chicken potjie pie 

(Dirk Pieters)

Difficulty: Similar to the spare rib empanadas, this pie does take a bit of effort, as it requires a crust and a filling. 

Time: 20 minutes preparation, 20 minutes cooking time

What it is: A few chicken pies made in either small potjies or tin cups. The crust has a mielie bread/scone texture and the filling is a tangy and spicy Thai curry. 

What you'd need: For the filling - chicken breasts, spices (curry, ginger, coriander and garlic), coconut milk. For the crust - flour, baking powder, butter, whole-kernel mielies, buttermilk/amazi, egg 

Check out the full recipe on Go's site.

 
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