Camping is a lot of fun, and it becomes even better when you are making dutch oven bread.
For those who are thinking about going out for a camping trip and want to have something delicious to eat, you will need to start with these tips to make sure you are on the right path. These tips are going to help you make the best dutch oven bread of all time.
1) Let Dough Rise
The first tip that is going to matter when it comes to the quality of your bread and how good it looks and tastes has to do with letting the dough rise. If you don’t let it rise long enough, the dough is not going to work out the way you want. It could end up not gaining that airy texture we all love about homemade bread.
2) Cooking Conditions
Since you aren’t baking in a traditional oven, the temperatures can be unpredictable. Fortunately, bread can be forgiving and if you cook your bread at the outside edge of the campfire it won’t be too hot. Be sure to leave the lid on as much as possible. This will trap moisture inside which makes for a wonderfully chewy crust.
3) Add Flour Slowly
If you’ve added too much flour to your bread dough it is hard to turn things around so go slowly with the flour. If your recipe calls for 2 cups of flour begin with just a cup and a half instead. Then you can slowly add more until you achieve just the right consistency you’re looking for.
You’ll find a very helpful tutorial to make this bread here: Campfire Dutch Oven Bread. We hope you’re able to enjoy your delicious dutch oven bread with your favorite camping friends and family.