Yummy Dutch Oven Bread Recipe

The smell of fresh bread never fails to take me back to my childhood. I’m suddenly sitting in my grandmother’s kitchen, watching in awe as she baked her famous bread for all of us to enjoy. This blog post is going to go in a less traditional direction, we’re going to learn how to bake dutch oven bread in the great outdoors!

Dutch oven meals can make or break a camping trip. In all my experience, the best trips are the ones that produced successful Dutch oven meals such as peach cobbler or vegetable stew so I’m always looking for new recipes to try while camping. One thing I never considered making  Dutch oven bread. Luckily, Camp Chef has a 4-ingredient recipe for dutch oven bread so simple and delicious, parents love to make it and children love to eat it.

C-A-L Ranch Stores carry all the Camp Chef products you will need. For this recipe, we used the Camp Chef’s 10” deep Dutch ovens, the Dutch oven dome and the 10” Dutch oven liner. Here is what you will need for Irish Soda Dutch Oven Bread.

First, you will need:


Now we will begin making our bread!

First, combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl.

Dry Ingredients

Then, stir in the buttermilk until the dough is totally combined and there is no dry flour left. If you want your bread to be fluffier, only fold the dough for as long as you need until all the ingredients are combined. If you want a denser, chewier bread, you can fold the dough for about 30 more seconds.

With Buttermilk


Next, preheat your Dutch oven for a few minutes with your stove on low heat using a flame tamer and Dutch oven dome. Alternatively, you can heat your charcoal briquettes until they are white and arrange 9 on the bottom and 18 on the top of your oven.

Form the dough into a round and place on a sheet of parchment paper. (We didn’t have any parchment paper, so we used a well-greased Dutch over liner that we found at C-A-L Ranch).



Using a Camp Chef Dutch oven lid lifter, open the lid of your oven and set it aside. Place the dough on the parchment paper into the oven. Trim the edges so the paper does not touch the charcoal or the stove flame (depending on which baking method you are using).


Oven Dome

Replace the lid with the briquettes on top, or replace the lid with the Dutch oven dome over. Bake (on low-medium heat if on a stove) until risen and golden brown. This should take about 30-45 minutes; be sure to check on the bread during the baking so it doesn’t burn. Depending on your elevation, the heat of your stove, fire, coals, or outside you may need to cook it longer or shorter. We were at Priest Lake in Idaho, at an elevation of 2439 Feet, so our dutch oven bread needed an extra 10-15 mins of baking. Make sure you keep an eye on your bread! Your loaf is finished when it reaches an internal temperature of 210° F.

Remove the loaf from the Dutch oven and let it cool on a wire rack for at least 20 minutes. Dip in your favorite soups or stews, or spread some butter and jam onto a slice and enjoy!

Done in liner

Cutting Bread

We also tried a gluten free version of the same recipe.

Gluten Free Ingredients

It didn’t look very appetizing, but even my 1-year old loved it and went back for seconds!

Gluten free dough

(Before Cooking)

Gluten free finished

(Finished Baking)

We found this delicious dutch oven bread recipe on Camp Chef’s Web site. Here is the link. https://www.campchef.com/recipes/irish-soda-bread/

There is also a bunch more amazing recipe from them on their website!

There are a ton of different recipes on Pinterest, I found dessert ones, whole wheat, sour dough, French bread, so many options. The Camp Chef Pinterest page has a bunch of them, and even more Dutch oven recipes that aren’t bread, but look delicious! https://www.pinterest.com/camp_chef/dutch-oven-recipes-camp-chef/

For another wonderful bread recipe, though not for Dutch Oven, here is a video with instructions on how to make Cinnamon Raisin Bread. Using your favorite Camp Chef products. http://www.campchef.tv/Recipes/Cinnamon-Raisin-Bread/3836939–25862742

Don’t Forget to grab a Dutch oven today! We have all different sizes and options available on our website, and for easy cleanup, we also sell Dutch oven liners. https://www.calranch.com/department/outdoor-camping/outdoor-cooking/outdoor-cookwares.html?cat=779

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