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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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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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