Dutch Oven Cooking: Project Manual Unit 2
October 2, 2019
Dutch oven cooking is a special activity that can be enjoyed by all. The fun comes not only from eating, but also on the way to the finished product. This project was written for those who love being in the outdoors, whether that means the mountains, at a state campground or right in your own backyard. Unit 1 gave the basics to get started. Unit 2 will explore the history of Dutch oven cooking and will help youth increase their skill at coordinating temperatures and controlling several Dutch ovens at one time. Unit 2 also introduces youth to more advanced cooking methods involving food types that emphasize meats and yeast breads.
Because of the nature of this project (lifting heavy Dutch ovens, lighting briquettes and handling hot coals and ovens), the recommended minimum age is 12 years old.
Note to project helpers: There is one project helper's guide for both units of this project. This guide includes additional information and helpful advice for you, the adult, to guide youth through the Dutch oven project.
Authors: Amy Robertson, Julie Buck, Nancy Shelstad