Campfire burger buns – excellent for outback burgers

Burger buns - Ready for Outback Burgers

We were heading to the most northern tip of Australia, and we stopped at The Bend, near Coen.

It was dinner time and I decided to make outback burgers. The first thing was to make delicious campfire burger buns for the burgers themselves.

Necessity is the mother of invention. Especially if you are in the middle of nowhere and burger buns are needed urgently!

Make sure to read How to make Outback Burgers here (part 2).

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Dutch Oven – suitable for most campfire meals

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Prep time:  1,5 – 2 hours

Cook time: 15 -20 minutes

Servings: 5

Campfire Burger Buns – Ingredients

  • 0.5 kg of flour
  • 1 packet of yeast
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 200 ml of water
  • 50 ml of milk
  • 1 egg
  • 30 g of melted butter
  • salt
  • sesame seeds (or other seeds of your choice)
  • olive oil (to coat inside of Dutch oven)

1. Prepare a bowl and mix milk, yeast, sugar, and salt. Slowly add water to the process.

Burger Buns - Ingridents
Burger Buns – Ingredients

2. Add egg and butter. It is much easier if butter is soft or melted, so I suggest, take the butter from the fridge and leave it in the sun to get it softer. If it is hot, you need just a few minutes.

Burger Buns - Mixing Ingridents
Burger Buns – Mixing Ingredients

3. Once combined, knead the dough for around 6-7 minutes and leave it for 30-60 minutes in a bowl covered with a kitchen towel or small cloth. 

Kneading the dough
Kneading the dough

4. Once the dough doubles in size, divide the dough into 7 or 8 pieces and shape them into small balls.

Burger Buns - The dough balls are ready
Burger Buns – The dough balls are ready

5. Brush burger buns with melted butter and sprinkle some sesame seeds.

Burger Buns - sprinkle wi seasame
Burger Buns – sprinkle wi sesame

6. Insert trivet into Duch oven and sprinkle (or spray) some olive oil.

Burger Buns - Prepare dutch oven
Burger Buns – Prepare dutch oven

7. Leave buns for another 15 minutes to puff up again.

Ready to bake
Ready to bake

8. If you use a bigger Dutch oven – preheat. I use a small one and this step wasn’t necessary. 

9. Insert buns into the oven, cover it with a lid, and set the dutch oven on hot charcoal, and cover the lid with charcoal as well for even temperature circulation.

Fry meat for 5 minutes

10. Bake buns for 15-20 minutes. In the photo you notice I was making patties for my outback burgers so make sure to read the next stop).

11. Read the second part – How to make Outback Burgers here. 

If you tried my outback burgers recipe or you have any suggestions please add a comment below

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