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Medieval Breakfast and Campfire Fry Bread

Early morning is my favorite time at our medieval camp. I love stepping out of our Bedouin tent into the misty dawn, pulling my scarf tight around my shoulders against the chill.

My friend Ann is always up early with me and our first order of the day is building a fire and heating water in a big iron pot to make a steaming cuppa. Our friend Stacey made delicious medieval teas for us and my favorite was the chamomile apple tea. Mmm, it smelled so good.

On chilly mornings it is pure bliss to wrap cold fingers around a piping hot mug of something delicious. We get as close as we can to the fire, shuffling around to avoid random gusts of smoke, willing the sun to hurry up and warm our bones.

As the first rays of sunshine flood the camp, we haul out pots and pans and start cooking a hearty breakfast of fried eggs…

…a massive amount of bacon…

…and our new favorite addition – fry bread.

It is deceptively simple with only three ingredients – flour, salt, and yogurt – yet absolutely scrumptious.

Simply mix everything together into a soft dough.

Roll out into thin rounds.

Or any other shape you prefer. We go for free form. 😉

Place in an oiled pan over the fire and cook about 3-5 minutes per side until golden brown and cooked through.

They’re great as is or slathered in butter, topped with honey or jam, or folded like a taco and piled high with fried eggs and crispy, smoky bacon.

Do you have a favorite food you like cooked over the fire or BBQ? xo

Campfire Fry Bread


1 cup plain flour
1 cup self-raising flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
3/4 cup plain yogurt
oil for frying


  1. Mix all ingredients together, kneading to form dough.
  2. Tear off golf ball size pieces, flatten and roll out thinly.
  3. Heat oil in pan over campfire. Add fry bread and cook 2-3 minutes until top puffs up. Turn and cook another 3-5 minutes until cooked through.
  4. Serve warm.


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Krista - I know what you mean, Summer – I had to make it in a frying pan when we got home! 🙂 Your grilled food sounds fantastic. Yum!!

Summer - Mmm. I might not be able to wait for a camping trip to try it. I think I love bread too much, in all its forms. 😉 My favorite campfire food? I think I love marinated, grilled veggies the most or some tender venison.

Krista - I promise that our Bedouin tent is warm as toast, @lizposmyk:disqus !! We’ve slept in it when it was covered with frost and were still warm as can be. 🙂

Liz Posmyk - How delicious! I’ll pass on the tent in winter too : )

Krista - “Reasonable portions” have no place on a camping trip, Velva. 🙂 So you’d be safe. 🙂

Velva-Tomatoes on the Vine - What a great way to wake up in the morning! Especially when there is a chill in the air (love it). I would enjoy the fry bread except that I would not stop at a reasonable portion (laugh). My favorite bbq….Good question. I have no idea.

Krista - Oh that makes me laugh, @budgetjan:disqus 🙂 I’m happy I could oblige your wonderings. 🙂

budgetjan - Ha ha Krista. I didn’t read your title well and only remembered the medieval breakfast and campfire part. Then while oggling that lovely pile of bacon I spied the bread in the pan behind and wanted to know about it. Wala. 🙂 Sounds amazingly easy and great for a camping breakfast.

Krista - I completely agree, @LindyLouMac:disqus I love it as a hobby, but definitely not as a continuous way of life. 🙂

Krista - It really is, @tandysinclair:disqus It’s so good to fill a bread craving if you’re short on time. 🙂

Krista - That is exactly how I like them, Val. 🙂

Krista - I grew up camping and hiking so yes, I think it does come naturally and makes me really happy. 🙂 Not forever though! I love a hot shower, soft bed, and movie nights. 🙂

LindyLouMac - Great fun, but just think no blogging or virtual friends in those days, so I am happier living in the 21C. 🙂

Tandy Sinclair - The fry bread looks perfectly simple!

My Kitchen Stories - Great flatbread Kista. You are such a wonderful natural outdoors person. I dont think I could survive a tent in the cold

bellini - I can imagine these fry cakes with a wee bit of butter hot from the griddle Krista.

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