Fancy Camp Oven Dinner Rolls

Fancy Camp Oven Dinner Rolls

Traditionally (for Aussie’s anyway) damper is the beginning, middle and end to any meal cooked over the coals. It’s a damned versatile chunk of flour and water that can be spun about a billion different ways with little effort. But today I decided to challenge myself a little and attempt a more difficult recipe to create some camp oven dinner rolls. Here’s how it went down.


  • 1 Tablespoon of dry yeast_DSC5736
  • 1/2 cup of warm water
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 3 Cups plain flour


kneading-dough-camp-ovenWhat you gotta do:

Chuck the yeast into something capable of containing liquid. Stir in the warm water and let sit to activate the yeast. Meanwhile, chuck together the milk, egg, oil, sugar and salt and whisk it into oblivion. Now add the yeasty mixture, and whisk some more. Add the flour and mix it together until it forms a stick and shaggy looking dough, then turn it out onto a table covered in flour and knead until it is smooth and not so sticky.

Separate the dough into 6 rolls. A good way to do this is to squash them flat, and then tuck all of the sides underneath. Makes a good roll shape! Throw these onto a pan and let them rise until they fill the pan. While all that business is going on, heat the camp oven to 190 degrees Celsius.

camp-oven-bread-rollsNow is the easiest and quickest part of the whole recipe. Brush the now risen rolls with some melted butter to make em go all nice and brown. You only have to bake them for 15 -20 minutes, pretty much until they are brown on the top, and don’t collapse when you poke them. It’s crucial that you maintain the oven temperature though, you’d probably be safe to go over 190 a little, but if your coals die off and the temperature falls; your rolls will probably be rock cakes.

camp-oven-dinner-rolls-intents-offroadWhat do I reckon? Wohooo! Take me to flavour town! They are a lot more fiddly to make than a damper, and more time consuming but fun to make if you want a bit of a challenge with the camp oven. And they got pretty good reviews from all who tried one.  So I would say; GREAT SUCCESS!


Alex Garner

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  1. Anthony French
    December 19, 14:32 Reply
    Your rolls look awesome , they'd go well with that lamb camp oven Emu

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