By Montana Grant

Posted: August 12, 2023

Hunting or fish camp meals are fast, tasty, and plenty. The hunters and anglers are tired and hungry after a long day on the water or in the field. The camp cook has an important job when trying to meet their needs.

Bread is an often-overlooked part of a camp meal. Bread is hard to pack in. It usually ends up smashed, stale, or ruined. Baking bread at the camp is the answer. Using a Dutch Oven, you can quickly make your daily bread as a round loaf in a Dutch oven. Setting the oven on coals by the fire allows for slow but even baking.

Once the round bread is baked, you can kick it up a notch for dinner. This is when you make some tasty Finger Food. This recipe creates a pull apart Garli Cheese Bread that will get devoured! There will be no leftovers.

Roasted Garlic Pull Apart Cheese Bread

8 garlic cloves, peeled and baked ahead of time. Drizzle the cloves with olive oil and wrap in a foil pack. Use salt and pepper or Old Bay seasoning for some spice. Place on the campfire coals for about an hour.

2 tbsp. olive oil

Salt and pepper

Grated cheese of choice. You can use parmesan Romano, fontina, mozzarella, or whatever shred is on hand. Mixing all the cheeses is also a good idea.

2 tsp. chopped chives

½ tsp of red pepper flakes or Old Bay seasoning

1 baked round loaf of bread

½ cup of melted butter

Preheat the Dutch oven, that is lined with foil. You need around 350 degrees for the bake. Mix the garlic together with the cheese. I prefer to dice up the garlic into chunks rather than whole cloves.

Cut deep grooves, in opposite directions, into the round of bread. I like to go deep but not through the loaf. You want the bread to absorb the butter and cheeses, not soak into the foil on the bottom.

Stuff the cheese mixture between the cut rows. Drizzle the melted butter on the top. You can also put pads of butter in place and simply allow them to melt in but, the pre melted butter seems to soak in deeper.

Bake for about 25 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Set aside until ready to serve. I usually allow the bread to set for 10 minutes. still wrapped in foil.

This cheese bread goes great with any pasta meal, soup, stew, or meat dish.

Make camp food the best!

Montana Grant

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