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2 May, 2021


Fast Flatbreads - a quick camping snack

We love a good flatbread. Super simple, goes with most of your meals and one the kids can help you knock up in no time at all.

Flatbread Outside and Active Cooking Outdoors

Author: Kieran Creevy

We have used a super simple flatbread recipe that can be cooked on a skillet over an open fire or equally at home on the hob or under a hot grill. Of course we're going to say it will taste better if you cook it in the great outdoors.

We love flatbreads not just because it's a fast recipe to help fill a hunger hole, but it’s also such a simple recipe that it’s great for kids to get involved in making their own food. They can do this pretty much themselves although adult supervision is recommended, especially with open flames / hot pans and such.

Our family loves ours with a one pot curry at the end of a day on the beach! How do you eat yours? 

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Simple version:

  • 200g white/rye/wholemeal/GF flour
  • 1/3 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 30ml olive or rapeseed oil
  • Water


  • In a bowl combine the dry ingredients.
  • Add the oil and mix briefly
  • Add enough water, a little at a time to make a stiff dough.
  • Heat a dry pan to medium/hot.
  • Break off a squash ball sized piece of dough, flatten with your palms, dusting with additional flour as needed, until you have a thin disk.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes each side on the pan.
  • Serve warm

More elaborate bread

If you have a few extra minutes and really want to revolutionise your flatbread, try out this tasty version below.

  • 1 cup chopped herbs
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup crumbly goats cheese
  • 1 tsp black cumin seeds, toasted and roughly crushed.
  • Because of the goats cheese, you need no salt

Brown butter dipping sauce

This one is great for car camping:

  • 200g salted butter (or vegan substitute)
  • 3 sprigs wild thyme
  • 1/2 cup ripe blackberries


Melt butter in a warm pan - medium heat, when liquid add the thyme. Reduce to minimum heat and keep warm for 20-30 minutes.

Remove thyme, heat to medium until butter starts foaming, swirling pan so it doesn’t burn. When it smells nutty remove from the heat, mash the berries and add to the butter.

Kieran Creevy

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