The Campfire Baking course will introduce you to making traditional bread loaves and others such as bannock and flat breads which we will eat with our lunch!
We had a fun day in the woods with David cooking bread, having lit our fire first. A quick guide to the wild plants growing along the track to the camp and we were ready to try some new things. For a fun and enjoyable day learning different aspects of bushcraft I can’t recommend David enough, he is a great teacher, very easy going and easy to talk to.
There is something so special about mixing a few simple ingredients together, and then baking it on a campfire. Call it a primal thing, but it’s difficult not to get excited with the anticipation of the bread you about to eat…
We will start the day with fire lighting methods, you will learn how to make a successful campfire and know what wood will burn best.
Whilst the fire heats up and creates a bed of embers for baking, we will cover basic knife skills so you can prepare a stick for your first bake.
We will be using Dutch ovens to bake some tasty loaves, plain or spiced, the choice is yours.
I attended one of Davids bread making days a couple of days ago set in a beautiful woodland in the Chilterns. We made a variety of bread, my favorite being the stick bread which we added some of David’s homemade wild garlic leaf pesto, delicious! The day was not all about bread, we also did fire lighting and learnt lot’s about bushcraft in general. David is very knowledgeable and loves to pass his knowledge onto others. The day is structured enough to make the most of the day and relaxed enough for you all to sit and enjoy a chat round the fire. Oh, I have nearly forgotten to mention lunch! David checked with everyone first to see if they had any dietary needs to caterer for. The group enjoyed preparing and cooking our lunch as part of our activities for the day. I had a lovely day and would definitely recommend.