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Camp Oven Recipes in Australia

If you’re struggling to find out what to cook, follow these simple camp oven recipes in Australia to get started. You don’t need to be an expert at cooking to enjoy these recipes if you’re new to camping. 

They’re just as good when cooked in an ordinary oven as they are when cooked in the best camp oven.

You can also use these easy camp oven recipes for entertaining and special occasions. The best part of them is that they’re delicious and require very little preparation time. Let’s continue with some of the best recipes compiled in this article.

Camp Oven Damper Recipe

I am starting with the most basic camp oven recipe, the damper. While I’m sure there are a lot of camp oven damper recipes on the internet, they all require you to work the dough for some time. [1]

The method I’m going to show you it’s the best one of the bunch. No matter how many times you try it, the damper comes out as fluffy and delicious as it can be. At the same time, being crunchy on the outside and having a perfect mix of ingredients makes it soft on the inside.

Speaking of ingredients for this recipe, you need 2 cups of self-raising flour, a pinch of salt, and water.

How to Make a Camp Oven Damper

So, to start off with the recipe, you need to add 2 cups of self-raising flour and a pinch of salt to the bowl. Then you need to slowly add water and mix until the ingredients combine together and form the dough at the correct consistency.

Use your hands to work the dough and make it as round as possible. Remember to use a surface that’s covered in flour so that it doesn’t get stuck on there.

After you’re finished with kneading the dough, cover it with tin foil and place it inside the oven. Cover the lid and prepare to add heat beads below and above to get a good heat distribution.

Depending on the camp oven, you may need to add heat beads accordingly. Let the dough cook in the oven for at least 25 minutes, then let it another five until you remove the beads and prepare to extract it.

That’s it now you’ve made the oven-cooked damper; it’s going to be crusty on the outside and sweet and soft on the inside. Perfect for whatever spreads you want to enjoy it with.

Damper cut in Half

Camp Oven Stew Recipes

Cooking a stew in a camp oven it’s one of the best things you can do since it only requires bottom heating, and they turn up really delicious. There are a ton of recipes that you can choose from, such as lamb shanks, garlic bread chicken, leek casserole with dumplings, vegetable stew, and much more. 

The recipe that I chose to show you all today is much more enjoyable. It’s a slow-cooked chicken and black bean stew that’s even recommended by one of the biggest Australian magazines. [2]

The ingredients are as follows: 100g of dried black beans, 500g of chicken fillets, a brown onion, three garlic cloves, two tsp. of sweet paprika, one tsp. of ground cumin, 400g of tomatoes, and 300g of peeled pumpkin.

How to Make a Camp Oven Slow-Cooked Chicken and Black Bean Stew

Firstly, you need to preheat the oven, let it for a few minutes with the lid closed and then add the black beans and start stirring.

Add some oil, then the chicken and cook it for 3 minutes, until it turns brown, and transfer it to a plate after.

Add to the oven the brown onion, the tsp. of paprika, the tsp. of ground cumin, and the three garlic cloves. Cook them in the oven for 5 minutes until they start releasing some pleasant smells so that you know it’s getting ready.

Then, you need to add the tomatoes and also the chicken with the black beans that you put out before. Put the cover over the oven and let it cook for an hour and a half until the chicken is tender.

Finally, remove the chicken from the oven and shred it on a plate. In the oven, add the peeled pumpkin and let it sit for another 20 minutes until the vegetables turn soft.

Put everything together on a plate and enjoy your slow-cooked chicken and black bean stew.

Chicken and Black Bean Stew

Camp Oven Dessert Recipes

Camp oven recipes in Australia are from all kinds of different tastes and aspects; as you can see from this article, there were dampers, stews and now we’re moving to dessert recipes. You can choose anything from a Jaffa Upside Down cake, apple cinnamon sponge, or even rocky roads.

I chose to show you all the recipes for the best donuts you’ll ever taste in your life. They are straightforward to do and are worth investing just ten minutes of your life for this unique treat. 

Ingredients are one egg, one cup of self-raising flour, ¼ cup of sugar, ¾ cup of milk, jam, and bread with no crusts.

How to Make Camp Oven Bush Donuts

Preheat the camp oven and add some oil to it. Leave it for a few minutes and then continue with the guide.

First, you need to mix the egg and the sugar, then gradually add the milk to make the batter. 

Prepare the sandwiches with jam and cut them into triangles. After you’ve done that, put them on the batter and make sure that the whole surface is covered.

Place the triangles carefully on the camp oven, and cook them until both sides are brown.

Dry the oil from the sandwiches using a paper towel and then coat them in cinnamon sugar. Make sure both sides get enough so that the taste comes equally.

That’s it, now you’ve made the best bush donuts you’ve ever eaten.

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