The best thing about going to Bright in the middle of Winter is that you can be sure there will not be a total fire ban day. So, the kids harrass Grampa for a fire "down the back".
In other years we have toasted marshmellows around the fire. Phil came up with a different idea instead...damper.
So, after looking for a quick recipe in Granma's recipe books (it's been years since we have cooked damper), we made a quick batch and the kids set to work.
The reason marshmellows are great to cook around a fire, is because it is quick. Baking damper on a fire requires more patience,
There are often far more fun things to be doing around the fire than rotating a stick with dough on the end of it.
But once the damper was cooked through, it was delicious with butter and jam.