Since getting our fab Haba fire grill we had used it as a straight forward fire to keep warm & cooked marshmallows & popcorn on the fire but hadn't used the grill yet. Then when I saw this easy recipe on Taming the Goblin, I decided to try it out.
I will be the first to admit that I have never cooked on an open fire but figured what was the worst that could happen - they would be totally burnt!
Luckily on Fridays when we have our Scandinavian Outdoor Days, we have 2 students (although on this occasion 1 was off sick) so one of the students was able to spend time making the buns with the children. They were simple puff pastry squares with a piece of chocolate in the middle. The children then 'wrapped' the pastry all up & brushed it with milk.
We have a great supply of firewood now thanks to one of our familes donating a couple of big bags of sticks & the children had gathered lots of smaller sticks when we visited the forest earlier in the week. I have to say that the fire is very easy to light, due the the depth of the fire pit.
Once the fire had taken I added the grill piece - now this was pure trial & error as initially I hung it too near to the fire & the buttery pastry started to hiss & spit, but the children loved this bit! I raised the grill a little & we were quite amazed to begin to see the pastry change to a golden colour & the smell was delicious.
However I did leave them on too long before turning them over, so they were burnt on one side but I just made sure to take them off quicker the next time. The children loved them - burnt bits & all, they were declared 'delicious'.
Thanks to pinterest I have discovered a load of camp fire recipes, so we will continue to try different things on the fire & grill as the weeks progress.