Garlic bread

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This is a neat trick to lift the game when entertaining guests at your campsite for dinner.

You will need

  • A 15cm length of French loaf
  • 50g of butter or margarine
  • Half a clove of garlic - crushed


  • Cut the bread in thick slices - make sure you don't cut through the bottom crust of the loaf (see the illustration).
  • Mix the butter with the garlic and spread generously on both sides of each slice.
  • Press the slices back together and wrap loosely in a double layer of foil.
  • Place on hot embers for about 15 minutes.

To serve: brush off any ash from the foil and tear open the foil along the top,

leave the foil as a dish to hold the bread.


  • Add 25g of grated cheese to the butter and garlic mix to add a cheesy flavour.
  • Use normal "Hot-dog" bread rolls if a French loaf is not available and create individual garlic breads for each guest.
  • You could use powdered garlic or garlic salt in the place of the clove of fresh garlic


  • Adapted from the Backwoods cooking book edited by David Easton. Published by The Scout Association. 1989