When I was a kid, the vast majority of the holidays we went on were of the camping variety. The south of England is pretty packed with family-friendly places to camp and on years that we couldn’t afford a big holiday, we’d still get taken for the odd night camping here and there, which felt like such an adventure. Unless you’re camping on a site with great facilities, campfire cooking can take some thought and preparation – it’s unlikely you’ll have refrigeration beyond a cool box (which doesn’t stay cold forever) so finding food which won’t perish without a fridge is essential.
Just recently, Simply Hike got in touch and asked me to create a campfire cooking recipe. Anyone who reads this blog will know that I’ve been eating a low carb diet for around six months now, but I thought this would be an excellent opportunity to try to make something sweet, decadent and TOTALLY off plane! Here’s my recipe for sweet burritos:
- Flour tortillas (I used special ones with a foldable end)
- Mini marshmallows
- A bag of giant chocolate buttons
- Tin foil
- Cast iron pan
- Place your pan on your campfire or camping stove and allow it to get hot
- Tear off a strip of tin foil which is about the size of an A4 sheet of paper
- Place your torilla on the foil
- Peel a banana and place it in the middle of the tortilla
- Sprinkle mini marshamllows down one side of the banana
- Line your choloate buttons along the top of your banana
- Wrap your tortilla, remembering to fold the bottoms in first to create an enlosed pocket
- Wrap your tinfoil tightly around the burrito and place it in the hot cast iron pan
- Cook it for a minute at a time on each side, turning frequently
- You’ll know it’s cooked when you give the burrito a squeeze and it feels squishy inside!
- Eat around the campfire!
This is honestly the sweetest, most indulgent thing I’ve eaten in months and it was SO worth it! It’s the perfect dish to top off a whole day of camping and will definitely help you to drift off into a cosy slumber when you crawl into your tent at bedtime. And don’t worry about all of the calories, because you’re bound to burn it off with all of the walking/tent erecting/other activities you’ll do whilst on your camping trip! This recipe can also just as easily be made a home on the hob, so don’t feel like you have to wait to make it!
Do you have a favourite camping recipe? Do leave me a comment below as I’d love to hear all about it.