"Camping recipes are great fun to experiment with whilst travelling around Australia."
Food always tastes good on the road and cooking outdoors is thoroughly enjoyable, particularly around an open camp fire.
Camp ovens, or dutch ovens, as they are also called, are a great investment, especially when you are planning to do plenty of bush camping when and where camp fires are permitted. (Note in the heat of summer, camp fires are generally banned for certain periods of time, due to the possibility of starting bush fires).
Camp ovens are cast-iron pots which come in various sizes, to cater for just a couple of people and even up to a large group. Their capacity is usually 4.5 quarts to 12 quarts with several sizes in between.
Caring For Your Camp Oven
These pots are made of very thick materials and can withstand the heat of hot coals, which you cook them over as opposed to in the fire itself. To care for your camp oven you'll need to wash and rinse it after use and coat it in oil. Place some newspaper or a tea-towel between the lid and pot to avoid abrasion and store securely in your vehicle.
Meals cooked in camp ovens are just like from a normal oven, however the outdoor cooking and holiday atmosphere makes it even better. Jaffle irons and outdoor gas burners are also the ideal way to cook up your meals and favourite camping recipes on the road.
Recipes & Cook Books
Look at this delicious lasagne. Who would've thought you could cook one of these in the bush? Photo courtesy of North West Rafting Company.
We hope you enjoy our recipes. There are some basics here to start with and we will of course be adding to them. We'd also love to see your contributions if you have any you wish to post and share.
The following recipes aren't just restricted to dutch ovens. Any camping favourites you can add would be much appreciated.
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