Dutch Oven Cooking


  • Earn the AY Cooking honor.
  • Give a brief history of Dutch ovens and their role in American history.
  • Know the difference between a bread oven, a stew/meat oven, pot/stove top oven and a camp oven.
  • In what way are ovens sized?
  • Know and demonstrate fire and Dutch oven handling safety and the proper use of equipment.
  • What types of fuels are used to cook with an oven?
  • What are the advantages of charcoal over wood as fuel?
  • How do you control temperature?
  • What do ashes do to the efficiency of the coals?
  • If using wood, what types are best for cooking?
  • Demonstrate how to properly season a new Dutch oven.
  • Demonstrate how to properly clean a Dutch oven after each use.
  • Demonstrate how to properly transport Dutch ovens.
  • Demonstrate how to properly store a Dutch oven for a short term and long term.
  • Cook one of each category using Dutch ovens:
    • Soup/Stew
    • Casserole
    • Vegetable
    • Bread
    • Dessert
  • Cook with the lid only as a griddle.
  • Name the six different ways to cook in a Dutch oven.
  • What is meant by stack cooking?

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