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Smores – Next-Level Campfire Cooking

Camping is a favourite family tradition in North Queensland. No matter the season up here, it’s perfect weather to gather up the tent or clean the caravan, relocate all the camping gear and prepare for days of relaxation and fun in the great outdoors. Sometimes, what can make or break a camping trip is the food! We know how hard it can be to prepare and cook good meals when camping (we’ve been there). Try out these traditional smores – trust us they’re delicious!

Smores

Smores are a traditional and delicious sweet treat to have while camping that the kids will love. You really only need a few basic ingredients – roasted marshmallows, pieces of chocolate, and biscuits. Plus, don’t forget the night time campfire to enjoy eating them around! It’s a must have.

Ingredients:

280g white and pink marshmallows

400g McVitie’s original digestive biscuits or similar

150g – 250g chocolate (try and find chocolate that is thin and in large squares – ‘Lindt’ is a good brand to try).

Alternatively, you could use Nutella spread to replace the chocolate pieces.

Method:

Melt the marshmallows slightly by using the heat of a campfire. You can buy poles suitable for melting marshmallows over a fire at camping stores or you could go old school and find ‘the perfect stick’ around your campsite.

Place the toasted marshmallow onto a cracker and add a square piece of chocolate on top, then complete the creation by adding another cracker on top of that.

If you want, wrap the smores in tin foil as you go. This can help to keep them warm and give the chocolate inside each one more time to melt. Otherwise, eat as you go!

Tip: You can also buy digestive biscuits that are coated in chocolate – this provides two ingredients in one!

 

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Banana Smores – Next-Level Campfire Cooking

Camping is a favourite family tradition in North Queensland. No matter the season up here, it’s perfect weather to gather up the tent or clean the caravan, relocate all the camping gear and prepare for days of relaxation and fun in the great outdoors. Sometimes, what can make or break a camping trip is the food! We know how hard it can be to prepare and cook good meals when camping (we’ve been there), and as much as we love the old favourites, we also love variety. So, to help us all ‘mix it up’ and ‘up our campfire cooking game,’ try out this unique take; banana smores! 

Banana Smores

Just like traditional smores, banana smores are a sweet, late night snack that’s normally saved for dessert. However, you won’t need sticks or poles for roasting the marshmallows this time. Instead, we are going to put the whole banana in!

Ingredients:

One banana per person

100g – 200g mini marshmallows

100 – 200g chocolate (might be nice to bring extra to save some for little treats throughout the camping trip. Just take into account that it will melt if not kept cool enough).

Tin foil (enough to wrap each banana fully)

Mini biscuits or normal biscuits broken into pieces (your choice).

Method:

DON’T peel the banana. Use a knife to cut each banana open down the middle, but without cutting all the way through (turn the banana into a bun almost – open on one side but still attached on the underside).

Put biscuit pieces, marshmallows and chocolate pieces inside the banana. Don’t be afraid to squeeze as much as you can in there!

Now, wrap each banana in tin foil so it is covered. Place very close to or on top of either fire or hot coals for five minutes or so – if you open the foil to check the banana smore and decide you want the banana to ‘grill’ more and the ingredients inside to melt further, put it back into the heat for another few minutes.

Tip: Why not try different kinds of chocolate to see which one you like the best?

 

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Campfire Potatoes – Next-Level Campfire Cooking

Camping is a favourite family tradition in North Queensland. No matter the season up here, it’s perfect weather to gather up the tent or clean the caravan, relocate all the camping gear and prepare for days of relaxation and fun in the great outdoors. Sometimes, what can make or break a camping trip is the food! We know how hard it can be to prepare and cook good meals when camping (we’ve been there), and as much as we love the old favourites, we also love variety. A great dish to make are campfire potatoes! Campfire potatoes are easy, filling, nutritious and tasty – everything you could want. You can choose what ingredients to stuff the potatoes with, then wrap them in tin foil and cook away. As a bonus, they don’t require any clean up once done, making them perfect for a meal under the stars.

This recipe is based on a family of four, with each person having one campfire potato. If you have more family members or each person wants multiple potatoes, buy extra ingredients (remember, it’s better to have too much that you can use as a snack later on rather that not enough). 

Ingredients:

1 large potato per person

1 cup grated cheese

¾ cup sour cream

200g bacon or ham

4 Tbsp butter

8 tsp chives

Salt and pepper to taste

Oil Spray

+ tin foil

Method:

Spray the insides of 4 large pieces of tin foil with the spray. Pierce each potato several times all over with a fork then wrap them individually and tightly in the tin foil.

You can cook the bacon or ham by wrapping it with the potato, cooking it beforehand or cooking it separately to the potatoes at the same time.

Cook the potatoes over a fire (it should be glowing red but without flames) for roughly an hour. You can use a camping stove too, of course.

To test if they are done, pierce a knife or fork to the middle and see how easily it goes in. The potatoes are done when the fork slides in easily.

Open up the foil of each potato and cut each one open with a knife. Scoop the butter in first then divide the ingredients between each potato evenly. Eat away!

 

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Haloumi Burgers – Next-Level Campfire Cooking

Camping is a favourite family tradition in North Queensland. No matter the season up here, it’s perfect weather to gather up the tent or clean the caravan, relocate all the camping gear and prepare for days of relaxation and fun in the great outdoors. Sometimes, what can make or break a camping trip is the food! We know how hard it can be to prepare and cook good meals when camping (we’ve been there), and as much as we love the old favourites, we also love variety. So, check out the easy recipe below and try haloumi burgers with veggies in place of the ‘usual’ meat burgers. 

Haloumi Burgers

Veggie haloumi burgers are a unique, great meal for a family lunch or dinner while camping. They’ll taste like they’re hard to make but we promise they’re not! Simply heat up a barbeque or camping stove to cook the haloumi slices for a few minutes, then build your burger and enjoy.

Ingredients:

250g haloumi cheese

Oil spray

4 burger buns

1 large tomato, sliced

1 large lettuce leaf – shred into equal pieces

Sauce of your choice, such as mayo or sweet chilli sauce

Additional. Optional ingredients:

Cucumber slices

Grated carrot

Method:

Heat up a camping barbeque or stove. Cut the haloumi into 8 pieces, lightly spray with cooking spray, and fry for a couple of minutes on each side. Cook it for longer if you want it to be firmer.

You can also toast each bun for a couple of minutes, but be careful that they don’t burn.

Slice open each bun and put all of the ingredients into them (evenly), placing each ingredient on top of each other and finishing it off with the top of the bun.

If you know the family won’t be full after just once burger, double the ingredients and have multiple burgers each. Don’t be afraid to serve them with whatever else you want – there are no meal rules when camping!

 

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Scrambled Eggs With Veg – Next-Level Campfire Cooking

Camping is a favourite family tradition in North Queensland. No matter the season up here, it’s perfect weather to gather up the tent or clean the caravan, relocate all the camping gear and prepare for days of relaxation and fun in the great outdoors. Sometimes, what can make or break a camping trip is the food! We know how hard it can be to prepare and cook good meals when camping (we’ve been there), and as much as we love the old favourites, we also love variety. Eggs are versatile, basic and yet taste so good. You can boil them, fry them, and more when camping, just as you would at home. But why not turn them into a full meal instead by mixing the veggies right in to make our scrambled eggs with veg recipe? Get your ingredients ready to whip up an uncomplicated, quick, and healthy dish. Feel free to add in or take out whatever vegetables you desire! 

Ingredients:

6 – 12 eggs

1/3 cup milk

1 large tomato, sliced

4 large mushrooms, chopped

1/3 red capsicum, chopped finely

1/3 green capsicum, chopped finely

OR 1/3 brown onion, chopped finely

Oil spray or 1 Tbsp butter

Salt and pepper

Optional: serve on toasted bread

Method:

In a bowl, mix the eggs until the mixture is smoothly blended. Stir in the milk.

Heat a pan and melt the butter (or spray on the oil). Stir in the egg mixture as well as all of the chopped vegetables. Cook until eggs are no longer running.

If you prefer well-cooked or fried vegetables, you can fry or boil them before you stir them into the eggs. 

Tip: Fry brown onion and mushrooms together in butter until browned first (they take the longest to cook). Then add other ingredients.

 

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Fluffy Campfire Pancakes – Next-Level Campfire Cooking

Camping is a favourite family tradition in North Queensland. No matter the season up here, it’s perfect weather to gather up the tent or clean the caravan, relocate all the camping gear and prepare for days of relaxation and fun in the great outdoors. Sometimes, what can make or break a camping trip is the food! We know how hard it can be to prepare and cook good meals when camping (we’ve been there), and as much as we love the old favourites, we also love variety. Pancakes are a traditional and much-loved breakfast meal. And, guess what? Just because you’re camping doesn’t mean you can’t eat your favourite tasty foods! Try out our fluffy campfire pancakes recipe for a quick and easy start to the day. Instead of putting together the dry mix while you’re experiencing the outdoors, simply pre-mix it before you go camping. 

Store the dry ingredients in a ziplock bag, to mix with the wet ingredients whenever you decide to cook the pancakes. This recipe does require you to take butter, an egg or two and water to finish the batter and for cooking.

Ingredients:

1 ½ cups plain flour

½ cup sugar

1/3 cup milk powder (unless you have an esky while camping to store cold items, in which case you can replace the amount of water below with milk)

4 ½ tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

½ cup – 1 cup water (depends on how thick you want the mixture)

2 eggs

Bring at least 50g butter (feel free to bring more and use it to cook every single pancake, even if the pan is non-stick, to give the pancakes extra flavour. Just know that this isn’t exactly healthy!).

Method:

Mix together all of the dry ingredients in a ziplock bag by putting them in and shaking the bag. Store away safely.

When camping, mix the wet and dry ingredients together in a bowl or bottle or whatever works best for you. Melt butter on the pan first, then cook each pancake until golden brown on both sides.

Tip: Serve with fruit such as bananas or berries for extra delicious-ness!

 

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