Campfire cookups

Here at Ace we’re one of the few camp spots not just to allow you but to encourage you to have a camp fire. There’s nothing better on a peaceful evening than sitting round a fire you built yourself telling stories, toasting marshmallows and toasting each other. Why not pull up a log and sit on down..

And for the campfire cooks among you, here’s a great easy recipe for damper that’s cooked on sticks over the fire and fun for all the family (an outback classic in honour of our Aussie founder Jim):


Ingredients: (we’ve gone for the Australian cup measurements to make it easier without scales for weighing when camping)
1 cup self-raising flour
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp butter
1/2 – 1 cup milk
pinch of salt

Collect some clean dry sticks.
Rub the butter into the flour, sugar and salt until the mixture is crumbly.
Add a little milk at a time until it forms a dough.
If possible, knead on a floured surface then divide into two or more pieces and roll into a snake shape. Wind around a stick. Hold over the campfire to cook for about 10 minutes or until larger and golden brown – turning regularly.

Remove from the stick (it will be hold so an adult needs to do this part) then fill or smear with Nutella, jam, honey, butter, squirty cream or – to be authentically Aussie – Vegemite.