Australia is a camper’s paradise but if you’re not prepared or haven’t packed the essentials, keeping hungry campers happy can be a headache. Whether you’re catering for fussy eaters or looking for family-friendly Christmas and New Year’s recipes, these quick and easy recipes are sure to become camp cooking favourites.
2 cups self-raising flour
2 teaspoons sugar
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups milk
Rub butter into flour until it is evenly dispersed.
Mix all ingredients together until a dough is formed.
Divide dough into four pieces and find a stick that is at least 1 cm thick.
Hold dough over fire until cooked.
Take damper off the sticks and use a knife to put jam in the hole left by the stick.
Kebabs are traditionally cooked on skewers, making them the perfect camping meal.
You will need
A metal grate
Beef or your choice of meat
If you are using wooden skewers wet them to keep them from burning.
Cut beef (or your chosen meat) into cubes.
Cut vegetables into similar sizes and push onto skewers with the meat in between.
Place the kebabs onto a metal grate over the fire and cook for 15-20 minutes. Turn skewers so that each side is cooked.
Christmas pudding on the campfire
You will need
Wholemeal bread (2 pieces per person)
Butter or margarine
Sultanas and/or currants (1 tablespoon per person)
Oranges and apples cut into thin slices (a few slices of each fruit per person)
Sugar (1 teaspoon per person)
Equipment and fuel to make a campfire
Before you begin
Create a campfire ready to cook on.
Everyone needs two slices of bread and a piece of foil.
Butter one slice of bread and lay it, butter side down, onto the foil.
Prepare the pudding by mixing the currants, sultanas, sliced apples and orange, sugar and butter.
Spread the mixture onto the bread, making an even layer.
Place another piece of bread on top to make a sandwich.
Spread butter or margarine on top of the sandwich and wrap in foil securely.
Using heatproof tongs, place the foil parcels on the embers of the fire.
After about 8 minutes, use the tongs to turn the parcels over so they cook evenly.
Once the parcels have cooked on both sides, remove them from the embers. Ensure they are left for a few minutes to cool down. Be careful as the filling gets very hot.
Camping in Queensland? Think JAWA
Are you planning a camping adventure over Christmas and New Year’s? Do it in style in a JAWA. If you need new parts or accessories for your next trip, get in touch with our team at JAWA Off Road Campers by calling 07 5479 6844. You can also check out our range in our Caboolture showroom and have a chat with us in person. We’d love to hear about your adventures. Do you have a favourite Christmas camping recipe? You can also share your culinary delights on our Facebook page.