Especially heading towards the cooler months of Easter and beyond there is no better time to bring out these campfire desert recipes that will light a fire on the tastebuds young and old alike.
Essential Equipment: Campfire Jaffle Iron, metal skewers, frypan,
Nutella Banana Pancakes – Taste.com
This fun recipe which can be desert or breakfast and remember you can make them from scratch, or just use one of those pre-mix pancake mixes from the supermarket.
- 2 cups plain flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons caster sugar
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 cups milk
- 75g butter, melted, cooled
- Extra 25g butter, melted
- 1/2 cup Nutella (or other hazelnut spread)
- 2 bananas, sliced
Sift flour and baking powder into a large bowl. Add salt and sugar. Stir to combine. Make a well in the centre. Whisk eggs, milk and butter together in a jug. Add milk mixture to well. Whisk until just combined.
Heat a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Brush pan with extra melted butter. Using 1/4 cup mixture per pancake, cook 3 pancakes at a time, for 2 to 3 minutes or until bubbles appear on surface. Turn. Cook for a further 2 minutes or until cooked through. Transfer to a plate. Cover loosely with foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining mixture, brushing pan with butter between batches. Spread pancakes with hazelnut spread. Serve with sliced banana.
Marshmallow & strawberry kebabs
- 20 marshmallows
- 16 strawberries hulled
- ½ x 397g can Nestlé Carnation Caramel
- toasted hazelnuts or crumbled biscuits, for sprinkling (optional)
Thread 4 long metal skewers with 5 marshmallows and 4 hulled strawberries each. Carefully hold over a campfire or gas stove, turning slowly, until the marshmallows are toasted. Stir a pinch of salt into caramel and drizzle over the top. Sprinkle with hazelnuts or biscuits, if you like. The marshmallows will be very hot, so allow to cool for a min or so before eating
S’mores because you always ask for “some more!!”. An American campfire classic, but why should they have all the fun?? In Australia we don’t really have “Graham Crackers” so this recipe uses an alternative available over here.
Plain, Milk or Dark chocolate McVities Digestives
Thin slices of chocolate (something similar to Cadbury’s “furry friends” if they still exist). You could use thin sliced Lindt Milk Chocolate as it will melt quicker than dark chocolate.
- Gather around a campfire
- Get a Marie or McVities biscuit and put a piece of chocolate on it.
- Cook a marshmallow over the campfire using a stick or whatever preferred method is.
- Place the browned marshmallow on the biscuit that has the chocolate on it
- Create a sandwich by putting the another biscuit on the marshmallow, let the marshmallow spread a bit eg.ooze
- Wait 30 seconds for the warm marshmallow to melt the chocolate
- Eat and enjoy
Hollowed out oranges are filled with brownie batter, wrapped in foil, and cooked in a campfire for a tasty camping treat.
- 8 whole oranges
- 1 chocolate cake or chocolate brownie packet mix
- Aluminum foil
- Caramel sauce (optional)
- Starting 1-2 inches down on the orange, slice off the top and set aside. Using a knife cut around the edge of the flesh of the orange and hollow out the orange with a spoon. Use the orange flesh for some other use. Repeat with the other remaining oranges.
- Prepare the brownie batter according to package directions.
- Fill each orange with the brownie batter about an inch below the top of the orange and cover with the orange top. Wrap in heavy duty foil with at least 2 layers of foil.
- Cook cakes in some campfire coals, rotating every once in awhile for 30-50 minutes depending on how hot your fire is. Unwrap cake and drizzle with caramel sauce if desired.
PREP TIME – 5 mins, COOK TIME – 5 mins, TOTAL TIME – 10 mins
Author: Andrea Meyers
cinnamon sugar mixture (white or raw sugar with cinnamon mixed in)
seasonal fruit (sweet cherries, blueberries, raspberries, peach slices, apple slices) or preserves or canned pie filling.
Make sure the campfire is very hot with glowing coals.
Spray the insides of the sandwich iron with nonstick cooking spray.
Lay a piece of bread in each side of the iron and press it down slightly to make an indentation in the bread. Place a few tablespoons of fruit on the bread and sprinkle on about 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Lay the other piece of bread on top of the other.
Connect the two sides of the sandwich iron and press down, locking the handles together. Scrape away any bread hanging out of the irons as it will burn in the hot coals. Place the iron right in the middle of the hottest part of the fire and leave it there for about 2 to 3 minutes. The sides should be toasted golden brown when ready. The pie will be very hot, so allow it to cool for a couple minutes before eating.
- seasoned sandwich iron (Make sure it has been properly seasoned before use. You may need more than one depending on the number of people.)
- non-stick cooking spray
- campfire (or very hot coals in a grill)
- You can make many different types of pies. Try some of these variations.
- More sweet fillings: Nutella and sliced bananas, peanut butter and chocolate chips.
- Use cinnamon swirl bread or a brioche loaf.
- Make savory pies with pizza fillings, ham and cheese, or Rueben sandwich fillings.