Campfire cooking series opens with bread workshop

A series of three campfire cooking workshops will be at Paynetown State Recreation Area on Monroe Lake.

The first, which involves bread-baking by campfire, will be at 1:30 p.m. April 26.

Participants will learn techniques for making campfire breads by preparing and baking several kinds. There also will be a demonstration on baking yeast (artisanal) bread in a cast-iron Dutch oven. Participants will go home with recipes and fresh-baked breads.

The workshop is limited to 10 people ages 16 and older. Advance registration is required by April 23 at bit.ly/campcookapr2015. There is a fee of $20 per person.

Future workshops will focus on breakfast foods on June 21 (bit.ly/campcookjun2015) and pies and cakes on Aug. 16 (bit.ly/campcookaug2015).

For information, contact Jill Vance, Monroe Lake interpretive naturalist, at jvance@dnr.IN.gov or 812-837-9967.

Paynetown State Recreation Area is at 4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington.

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Aubrey Woods is editor of The (Seymour) Tribune. He can be reached at awoods@tribtown.com or 812-523-7051.