American Camp Oven - Aussie Damper

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American Camp Oven - Aussie Damper

Postby Derek Bullock » Mon Nov 05, 2007 3:57 pm

The weather was fine today and I couldn't wait to try out my new 8 inch Lodge Camp Oven that recently arrived from the US. Thought I would do an easy recipe so cooked a damper.

This is the simple recipe that I use.

INGREDIENTS
2 cups self raising flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
Good pinch of salt
Milk

METHOD
Mix all the dry ingredients thoroughly. Then mix in the milk with a wooden spoon until a soft moist dough (not to dry) is achieved. Into the oven for around 30 minutes

These are my three Lodge Ovens with the 8 inch on top. The 10" is still to be seasoned.

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After a bit of adjusting I ended up with 10 Heat Beads® on top and 4 Heat Beads on the bottom to give me around 180 degrees

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Here is my little oven thermometer showing the temperature

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Always sprinkle some flour on the base of the oven and in goes the mixture

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Lifting the lid at 30 minutes

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HOW'S THAT FOR CAMP OVEN TUCKER!

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Postby Troyk » Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:20 pm

Looks good Derek. So you really don't need the can of lemonade in the mix! :grin:
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Postby Derek Bullock » Mon Nov 05, 2007 6:59 pm

There are heaps of damper recipes around. Yes some have lemonade, soda water, beer, ginger beer. Some have butter, others sugar and powdered milk. You name it.

Often when I am doing a demonstration I will cook a rum and raisin damper.


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Postby AussieSunset » Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:50 pm

I'm going to ask a stupid question here...how do you heat the heat beads your using?
Ok i'm blond and never cooked in a camp oven but looking at getting one for damper.

Heather the blond :lol:
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Postby Derek Bullock » Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:55 pm

The best way is to buy a chimney. There are a couple of brands on the market. Barbecues Galore are a good source.

There are some good pics of my Weber one here

http://www.aussiecampovencook.com/choco ... forest.htm
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Postby Al&Sharon » Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:39 pm

Derek I like that thermometer would I get 1 in any camp shop would certainly make cooking easier tks Alan
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Postby Derek Bullock » Sun Nov 25, 2007 7:43 pm

Kmart or BigW in the cooking utensils section. About $4.95 from memory. I have two of them :)
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Postby Al&Sharon » Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:28 pm

tks derek yer a champ trying to get this camp oven under control so next s e queensland cookup i have a chance you get hooked on this campfire cooking. Alan
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Postby CCC » Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:32 pm

looks great as usual Derek :+
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