A Rugged, Rustic, and Delicious Camp Bread Recipe

Imagine the sun is setting and a campfire crackles in the near-distance. That’s the perfect time for a classic camp bread recipe, which is sure to leave you feeling relaxed and fulfilled.

A traditional campfire bread, this recipe has been around for generations, passed down with pride and love as families gathered around the roaring embers of a campfire. As the dough begins to bake and the smells of the freshly made bread fill the air, it’s easy to understand why camp bread has become such an integral part of summer camping.


* 2 cups of all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons of baking powder
* 2 teaspoons of sugar
* ¼ teaspoon of salt
* 2 tablespoons of butter or margarine
* 1 cup of water


1. Preheat your campfire. Try to spread out the coals for an even heat.

2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt.

3. Rub the butter or margarine into the dry ingredients until the mixture looks like coarse sand.

4. Add the water and stir, using your hands if needed, to create a soft, sticky, dough.

5. Cut the dough into six equal pieces and shape each into a flat round, pushing it down with the heel of your hand.

6. Place the dough rounds on an oiled griddle above the coals. Grill the camp bread until each side is golden brown.

7. Serve warm with butter and jam. Enjoy!

This camp bread recipe is sure to become a hit with your family, as the fresh baked taste and crispy edges will delight even the pickiest eaters. Plus, the recipe is extraordinarily versatile and can be customized to your own flavor preferences. Try adding in fresh herbs, nuts, or even small amounts of dried fruit before grilling.

If you’d like to take your campbread even further, give a Dutch oven a try. Simply prep the dough as instructed above, place the pieces in a Dutch oven, and bake in the coals of your campfire until done. Serve with plenty of butter, and you’re sure to get rave reviews from even the most seasoned campfire cooks.

So for your next camping trip, don’t forget to bring along the tried-and-true camp bread recipe! By now, it’s become just as much a part of summer fun as roasting marshmallows and telling ghost stories. Enjoy!