Dutch Oven Cooking: Helper's Guide
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. There are two manuals for this project. Unit 1 gives you the basics to get started. Unit 2 explores the history of the Dutch oven, emphasizes emperature coordination and control of Dutch ovens, and focuses on cooking meats and baking 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: Julie Buck, Amy Robertson, Nancy Shelstad