Don’t you just love good food? We do! And we are firm believers that you don’t have to sacrifice tasty food just because you are camping (or in our case, glamping). So, here we go… Campfire cooking recipes part 2, for your glamping delight:
Campfire French Toast
French toast with breakfast or brunch is THE BEST! And yes, you can make it in a pan but we think doing it on your campfire will bring just the right touch of camping to your glamping! This recipe might take a bit more planning but it will be worth it. Courtesy of Zak.com, Campfire French Toast, c’est magnifique!
You will need:
• 1 small loaf of bread
• 3 eggs
• 2/3 cup milk
• 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
• 1/8 teaspoon ginger
• 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
• 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
• 1/4 cup pecan pieces
• 1 container of washed fresh strawberries, slice half of the container and dice the other half
• Aluminium foil and parchment paper
1. Wrap the loaf of bread in parchment paper, then in foil loosely so the bread slices fall slightly open.
2. Sprinkle the diced strawberries and pecan pieces over the loaf, taking care to sprinkle some between slices; set aside the sliced strawberries for afterwards.
3. Combine the eggs, milk, sugar, and spices well with a wire whisk. Pour the mixture over the bread evenly.
4. Wrap the foil and parchment paper tighter around the loaf of bread. Wrap tightly with a top piece of foil to ensure no leaks.
5. Place over the campfire or grill on low to medium heat for approximately 40 minutes, moving around occasionally to cook evenly. If the bread looks soggy still, cook slightly longer. (This delicious French toast can also be baked in a 190˚C oven for 40 minutes.)
6. Remove from heat and let sit for 10 mins before serving topped with sliced strawberries.
Need an easy dinner because you are too busy glamping it up? Well, courtesy of Braai.com, the SMOG (salami, mushroom, onion, and green pepper) burger:
For four people, you will need:
• 4 chicken breasts or beef patties, if you prefer
• 4 hamburger rolls
• A blob of olive oil and butter
• 1 sliced onion
• 2 sliced green peppers
• 1 sliced punnet of mushrooms
• Garlic to taste
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 8-12 slices of your favourite salami
• 1 cup of cheese (sliced or grated)
How to: (Okay, we know you know how to make burgers but just in case)
7. Heat the oil and butter in a potjie or fireproof pan and add the onion and green pepper. Sauté until it starts to get a nice colour and add the mushrooms and garlic. Toss and fry until you like the look of it. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
8. Lightly pound each chicken breast fillet until the whole fillet is uniform in thickness. Season to taste with salt and pepper or your favourite braai salt. Either brush each one with oil or simply pour a bit of oil into a bowl and toss the fillets around in it until all are coated. Braai the meat for about 8 minutes over hot coals until it is done.
9. Cut the rolls in half and toast on the braai, watching them carefully so they don’t burn.
10. Assemble the burger in this order: Toasted roll, slices of salami, chicken fillets, cheese topped with a generous helping of the onion, peppers and mushroom sauce. Positioning the cheese between the warm chicken breast and sauce will cause it to melt, which is exactly what we want.
If you have any other great campfire recipes, please feel free to share them with us by commenting below or on our Facebook page. Then come try them out at Koester Glamping Farm . We can’t wait to host you!
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