Children’s birthdays, in particular, are a great opportunity to cook delicious recipes in the forest. But what kind of recipes can be cooked on a campfire? With these recipes and tips, you get to organise a memorable party with delicious food. Try and pick your favourites: orange muffins, sweet buns or croissants on a stick, s’mores, pancakes, French toast, chocolate bananas or campfire buns.
The fresh flavour of orange combined with the soft muffin dough makes this dish irresistible. The recipe for muffins made on a campfire is fun for both children and adults.
Ingredients for orange muffins
- 1–2 small or medium oranges / person
- 1 bag of ready-made muffin dough
- Tinfoil roll
- Baking paper (sheets)
- Knife (for cutting the top of oranges)
- Spoon (for hollowing out the oranges)
- Camping pot (for dough preparation)
- Whisk or fork (for mixing the muffin dough)
Instructions for orange muffins:
- Mix the muffin dough mixture with water and oil in the cooking pot.
- Cut off the top of the oranges and hollow them out.
- Pour the muffin dough in the orange and fill it halfway.
- You can cook the orange with or without the top: with the top, the structure of the muffin becomes more mud cake-like, and without the top, the muffins cook faster. Try it out and see which method is your favourite.
- Take a piece of tinfoil about the length of your arm and fold it in half.
- Take one sheet of baking paper and fold it into four parts. If it looks like the muffins could burn from the bottom through the foil, use several sheets of baking paper.
- Place the folded baking paper sheet on the foil.
- Wrap the oranges in tinfoil in a way that there is a “handle” that can be easily opened to check every now and then if the oranges are done (see the image above).
- Place the oranges wrapped in tinfoil on the embers on top of a grate above or near the fire, for example, on the rocks.
- Let them bake for about 20–30 minutes. Check the oranges inside the foil every now and then.
- Turn the oranges occasionally.
Sweet bun on a stick is a familiar dessert for many, but you can also replace the bun dough with canned ready made croissant dough from the store. Take the croissant dough from the can and roll it directly around the stick. When you pull the stick out of the cooked croissant, you can add jam and whipped cream as the filling. The images below feature sweet buns on a stick.
A s’more is a toasted marshmallow and a piece of chocolate sandwiched between two crackers or biscuits. Instead of toasting a single marshmallow on a stick, place a Marie biscuit on the pan and top it off with a piece of chocolate and a marshmallow.
Making pancakes on a campfire is easiest when you use a good camping pan and a metal spatula.
You can prepare the dough at home in a 1.5-litre water bottle and pour the dough from the bottle into the pan.
Buns in the campfire oven
Prepare the bun dough at home and bake the buns in the
campfire oven. The image shows the cooking process of bread rolls.
Cut a sweet plait into pieces and fry them in butter in a frying pan. Serve with jam and whipped cream.
Open one side of the banana and make a long slit on the
banana with a knife. Place 3–5 pieces of chocolate inside the banana, depending
on the size, and close the peel. Wrap the bananas in tinfoil and place them on
the embers, grate or stones next to the fire. The sweet treat is ready when the
chocolates have melted and the banana is soft. Eat with a spoon.
We wish you delicious moments by the campfire!