How to bake bread over a campfire

My mom is the one who taught me how to bake bread over a campfire.  We have done the stick method…you know you wrap a piece of bread dough around a stick and cook it like you would a marshmallow.  But it always took forever and was crispy outside and doughy inside.  Not great.  So she came up with this method of baking bread and it worked so well.

I didn't know you could bake bread over a campfire.  Great addition to my campfire cooking.

To be honest, since it was our first time trying this method we were a little shocked it worked so well.  I shouldn’t have been because my mom is the expert in all things bread.

To start out, use your favorite yeast bread recipe.  My mom brought over a huge batch of dough.  Shape it and put it in your loaf pans.  Then let it rise.

I didn't know you could bake bread over a campfire.  This will be a great addition to my campfire cooking.

We put our pan into a dutch oven but you could skip this step and put it directly onto your grate.

You will need a BIG pot to cover this and make your oven.

I didn't know you could bake bread over a campfire.  This will be a great addition to my campfire cooking.

As you can see, we put some large rocks into the fire pit.  This is because you need to have your bread elevated above the heat.  If not, the bottom will burn.

Then you just let it cook.  Check it every so often until it is done.

I didn't know you could bake bread over a campfire.  Great addition to my campfire cooking.

Doesn’t it look beautiful?  It didn’t taste like smoke or campfire either.  Let me show you the bottom so you can see it didn’t burn.

I didn't know you could bake bread over a campfire.  This will be a great addition to my campfire cooking.

Not bad for our first time huh?  This would be so great at the end of the night with some yummy jam as you sit around the fire.

I hope you try it and let me know your results. If you like this tutorial, please pin it for future reference.

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  1. REALLY??? I love this!!! will be featuring this on my FB …thank you so much for sharing…xo

  2. This is such a great idea! I am always making bread, but never considered cooking it over a campfire. Will have to give this a try!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes
    PS-Would love to have you link this up to Saturday Sparks. Links open till Friday.

  3. what???? How fun is that!! I’m all about cooking things over a campfire… will have to add this to the todo list! I would love for you to come share this at my Tasteful Tuesday party…. it opens monday evening.
    Emily @ Nap-Time Creations

  4. Thanks for teaching me how to do this! My husband and I love to go camping, and I’m sure that a warm loaf of bread would be MUCH better than our packed meals that we’ve been taking along :) I can’t wait to try it out!
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  5. WOW I would never have thought to do this, what a great idea! The bread looks awesome!!!

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