Coincidentally, a few weeks before, I’d purchased the accompanying book – The Camper Van Cookbook – a collection of recipes that can be prepared and cooked on a standard camper 2-ring hob or on a campfire/BBQ or can be made ahead of time for the road.
I really like the way the book is arranged in chronological order through a camping weekend from the Friday night “run to the sun” through to packing up and heading home on Sunday evening with recipes, foraging tips, activities and general campervan and camping enthusiasm throughout.
The Camper Van Cookbook is well worth picking up if you own a campervan but even if you don’t it’s full of simple recipes that are totally achievable on a camping stove, BBQ or campfire.
Unfortunately I don’t own a campervan (yet!) but for a one-night camping trip a month or two ago down near Lyme Regis (pictured), I decided to make the Prune and Sultana Earl Grey Tea Loaf (adapted recipe here or original ingredient list here).
Despite the poor photograph, it was very tasty, kept our energy levels up and didn’t dry out (although it probably didn’t last long enough to).