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Campfire cooking in the woodlands

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!

Google review “Can’t be a much better way of spending a day outside than learning … and trying … different campfire cooking techniques. Lamb roasted in a fire pit accompanied by foraged wild garlic and salad leaves, sea bass steamed in moss, ponassed trout and two different types of bread … all prepared, cooked and consumed in the one-day course (Backwoods Cooking) set in beautiful private woodland (currently carpeted with bluebells) in south Bucks. I am an experienced “bushcrafter” but have never managed to persuade my wife and daughter to join me in the woods for weekend (or longer) courses, but they were made to feel really comfortable and had a very enjoyable day … it might not be so hard to persuade them to go again!” from Bill

Thank you to those who joined me for this Backwoods Cooking course and for agreeing to be in this film and Dean Butler for filming and editing.

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A day of backcountry cooking at Black Park

A day of learning to bake, steam, roast and cook on campfires. Starting with bread making, we made an unleavened  dough, baking the bread around the campfire. The campfire oven, a fire pit with hot rocks had been slowly cooking our joint of lamb and now it was time to dig it out, carefully uncovering our roast lunch!

Steaming trout in damp moss over a campfire

Steaming trout in damp moss over a campfire

A selection of fish, tuna and trout were steamed over the fire. Wrapped in burdock leaves, the fish cooked in the steam of the damp moss, creating a delicately cooked fish.

Backcountry cooking, lamb roasted in a fire pit with fresh baked bread

Backcountry cooking, lamb roasted in a fire pit with fresh baked bread

The star attraction, roast lamb cooked in the woods. The lamb was cooked to perfection, eaten with some of the baked bread, no one went hungry. But just in case, there was a variety of items to kebab and then it was on to making drop scones, topped with home made damson jam.

Backcountry cooking; campfire kebabs

Backcountry cooking; campfire kebabs