There can’t be many folks who don’t love the smell of a newly baked loaf as it comes out of the oven and the comforting warmth and yumminess of eating fresh bread. It’s been a staple of our diet for thousands of years, so there can’t be any excuses for not baking great bread over our campfire. Here, David, explains how we can make a delicious loaf of freshly baked bread, from making a good hot fire, using a variety of baking methods, through to a few proven recipes to try! Continue reading “How to bake bread on a campfire”
It’ll come as no surprise to those that know me, that baking bread is something I love to do. Whilst you can certainly bake a good loaf in your oven at home, baking your bread over a campfire is something really special. For me, it’s the process that brings such joy: The gathering of firewood and kindling, and the lighting of the fire, that brings the expectation of the bread to be eaten. Continue reading “Freshly baked sweet chestnut bread”
The Bushmoot runs for nearly two weeks, it’s a wonderful opportunity for individuals, friends and families with a common interest in all things Bushcrafty to gather, share and learn. There’s a huge number for workshops to attend, from camp craft, knife safety and shelter building through to coastal foraging, flint knapping and bow making!
The Bushmoot is located next to the amazing sand dunes at Merthyr Mawr, so a long walk or a swim in the sea are never far away. Best of all are the people who attend, you really couldn’t ask for a more friendly and chilled event. So keep an eye out for the Bushmoot 2017 dates and book some time off with your family, friends or just get along and make some new friends! Continue reading “Bushcrafty weekend at the Bushmoot”
It was great to be providing bread baking workshops at the Bushcraft Show again this year. Places filled very quickly, early on the Sunday morning, while the baking area was set up in front of the main stage.
The huge teepees of the main stage provided a nice back-drop and meant lots of people could learn about bread baking on campfires, whilst watching some of the teams make and kneed their dough, make bannock while waiting for the dough to prove, before finally baking their bread. Continue reading “Bushcraft Show Bread Baking Workshops”
This short film was recorded during one of David’s Fire and Feast (formerly Backwoods Cooking) courses – set in a private Chilterns woodland in Buckinghamshire. So what could you expect from a day of backwoods cookery? As you will see in this film, you can expect to be baking, steaming, roasting and cooking on a campfire!
Continue reading “Campfire cooking in the woodlands”