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Uncoventional Campfire Breakfast

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Uncoventional Campfire Breakfast

Postby Stevendanger75 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 3:27 pm

Hi all,

Counting down the days until I come home from school back to CA for a few months, have a 7-day Deadman Canyon loop for the week I return! For the layover day in the canyon, I was thinking I could do some sort of unconventional breakfast on the campfire involving baked goods/pancakes.

I plan on catching and cooking a few brook trout while on the trip, and I may have a small frying pan or I might just use aluminum foil over the fire.

If I don't have a pan, I was thinking I could 'bake' pancake mix or some tubed biscuits in the foil over the fire. Here are a few ideas I was tossing around:

-Parchment cupcake liners filled with just-add-water muffin/cornbread mix, then wrapped in foil and thrown in the coals
-Tube rolls wrapped around a green stick, roasted over the flames
-lightweight foil pie plate lined with parchment paper, filled with a thin layer of pancake batter, then tented with foil and placed on some green sticks over the coals
-mini foil loaf tins filled with pillsbury instant french bread, tented with foil, and baked over the coals

Has anyone done anything like this before?

Thanks!

-Bryan



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Re: Uncoventional Campfire Breakfast

Postby gary c. » Mon Jun 01, 2015 8:18 pm

Never tried any of the things you are asking about. Seems to me that the pancake mix will just turn into a burned mess but I could be wrong. If you are really wanting to cook something along that line why not just try making some Bannock bread. I've not made that myself but I have ate some and thought it was pretty good. Always thought I'd give it try some day with a little cheese added to it.
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Re: Uncoventional Campfire Breakfast

Postby Stevendanger75 » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:31 pm

I've made bannock many times, it always turns out great but I'm kinda looking for something a little lighter in texture, like a muffin or cornbread. Bannock is usually pretty dense, light a breadstick, at least the way i've made it!
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Re: Uncoventional Campfire Breakfast

Postby alpinemike » Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:03 pm

I've actually made pancakes in a pot before on a stove and they came out just fine. It was quite delicious actually. I think you might have even better luck doing it over a campfire since you can spread the batter out better and the heat won't be as concentrated like on a backpacking stove with a tiny pot.

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