Cooking Over Your Fire

Cooking over traditional fires is always a great family experience. Sitting together around a roaring fire, toasting marshmallows and enjoying each others company; making memories, you won’t forget.  


Toasting Marshmallows

A family favourite is cooking marshmallows over a fire. There’s nothing quite like sitting with your loved ones while toasting a light, fluffy marshmallow over a roaring fire. If you’re new to this, here’s how to toast the best marshmallow.

Firstly, select your favourite bag of marshmallows and get a few skewers. If you have young children, make sure they’re careful with the skewers as they can be very sharp. Once you have everything you need, start that fire up.

When you’re ready, put a marshmallow on the end of a skewer and gently rotate it over the fire. Be careful not to put it in the fire as this will cause it to burn and potentially catch on fire. Keep a steady distance away, and gently toast until the marshmallow goes golden and then enjoy!

You can be more adventurous with it and add biscuits or even wafers to go around the marshmallow, forming a sweet sandwich.


Cooking Sausages

Turn it up a notch and try cooking sausages on the fire. This will take a bit longer to do than toasting marshmallows, however, will be worth it. All the equipment is the same; the only difference is you will need sausages rather than marshmallows.

Once your fire is up and roaring, put a sausage on a metal skewer and place on the fire. Similarly to the marshmallow, you will want to keep rotating it to ensure that it is cooked evenly and doesn’t burn on one side. If you’re cooking hot dogs they may only take around 5 minutes to cook; however, sausages will take significantly longer as they are much bigger. Once you think your sausage is cooked open it up so you can see the centre; if it’s pink then continue cooking it, if not then it should be ready to eat.

Always make sure the meat is cooked thoroughly to ensure that it is safe to eat.

If you want to get involved in this, open wood fires will give you the opportunity to not only have a beautiful fireplace but to be able to bring your family together and make new memories.