Campfire Cooking

Date(s) - 15 Aug 2017
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A foody firey feast with local Forest School Leader Sally Harvey, who will share her experience and love of campfire cooking.

The day will start with a demonstration of fireplaces and fire-hearths, firewood preparation and charcoal and fire-lighting. We will then discuss campfire cooking techniques: Batterie de cuisine, grills/grids/griddles, skillets, billies, kettles (to include volcano/kelly kettles). Cooking methods we will cover will be: grilling, ember cooking, stick cooking and dutch oven cooking.

Then, together we will prepare the dishes we will be cooking on the campfire throughout the day. 

Possible menu for day:

snack              welsh cakes

lunch               soda bread, roast veg, meat/and or halloumi skewers

                        orange choc muffins

tea                  peach upside down cake

Additionally in between meals we’ll look at the use of cool boxes and the making of/utilising a ‘tippy tap’ for hand washing, hand hygiene etc.

Campfire cooking

Fee: £45 per person / £30 for children under 16. Includes meals and drinks throughout the day.

Campfire cooking is very much a sensory experience. Often experimental, one cooks with close observation, intuition and a little luck – and always with love and a dose of fun. You’ll go home with a full belly, woodsmoke in your hair and the confidence to experiment over your own campfire.

This is the second of two outdoor cooking workshops at Denmark Farm, the first one being Cob Oven Cooking on Monday 14th August. Book both workshops for a discounted rate.

A range of overnight accommodation is available at Denmark Farm Conservation Centre. See booking table below for all the different options.

All accommodation is self-catering, sharing the main kitchen in the training centre. If you’d like to stay longer just let us know and we can let you have a special price.

You may also be interested in other sustainable craft workshops at Denmark Farm including: Willow basket weaving – make a log basket, Drum MakingRoundwood Timber Framing and  Make a Shave Horse. See our events page for the full up to date list.


Bookings are closed for this event.

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