Friday, November 28, 2008

Baking On the Trail

One of my favorite things to do on the trail is to try different ways to cook while on the trail. This is my second attempt at baking on the trail and my second success. The mix I used this time was a muffin mix. Just add water and stir.

This is the pan I made out of a foil roaster pan. The strips of folded foil in the bottom of the pot keep the batter from burning.

I made pan so the sides won't touch the sides of the pot. Once again so it won't burn. Then build a fire, put your batter in your pan, and put the pan in your pot.
Now you have to move some coals to the lid of the pot. This helps it cook faster, and more even.
After about 30-40 minutes you can have desert. It was good!!!
Give it a try at home, if you can, before you try it in the woods. Happy baking my little Betty Crockers!!!!


Fenlander said...

That looks great! I find that the fire will have heated the ground sufficiently to clear the embers and place the pot directly on the ground ( this will warm the pot from below, but not burn the contents) and I then place the embers around the pot (ensuring they are not in contact with the pot) and on top of it.

I think this is a great blog mate and if you are ever in the Uk let me know ;>)

Mungo Says Bah! said...

Wow - yum! Okay, I'll be trying that on my next trip outside...


Survival Chick said...

Love this! Might try it myself...

Albert A Rasch said...


Its getting close to camping season here in Florida. The cooler weather makes it a whole lot more fun and tolerable. Summer camping is not for the faint of heart here in our sunny southern paradise.

I'm going to try your technique next time we are out. I usually get up before everyone, stoke up the fire, and make a big pot of hot chocolate milk. Blueberry muffins seem like a great addition to make while I'm scrambling eggs and frying bacon! Won't they be surprised!

Albert A Rasch
The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles