Monday, June 20, 2011

Apple Crisp

Rating ***(Good)

Mix together Apple and lemon juice. in a separate bowl mix together all dry ingredients for filing. Mix with apples. Place on bottom of dutch oven. mix together all topping ingredients and place over filling in dutch oven.
Bake: Cover dutch oven and bake with 12-14 coals on the bottom and 16-18 on top. but in class we placed 6 on bottom and 12 on top it took approximately 1 hour.

Melissa and I chose dutch oven apple crisp. The things that made it more successful was having everything pre measured and ready to go. The one thing that did go wring was we did not melt the butter before we added it to the dry ingredients. The fire was also hard to start the coals took a while to turn white.

Where i found this recipe was Byrons's dutch oven recipes.

The Mountain Man

A dutch Oven Breakfast that i made for the class a while ago and also on the canoe trip, on the trip we used slightly different meats though.

  • 1lb of bacon
  • 2 medium yellow onions; diced
  • 1 green bell pepper; diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic; minced
  • 10 medium potatoes; sliced
  • 12 eggs; beaten
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 cups of grated cheddar cheese
First cut the bacon into 1 inch slices and place into your "oven". Wait until browned then add diced yellow onions, bell peppers and garlic. Saute until onions are translucent. Add sliced potatoes and flavour with salt and pepper. Put lid and briquettes on and let potatoes cook for 30 minutes. Add 12 beaten eggs and put lid back on with briquettes for 20 minutes. Final touch of shredded cheddar cheese on top and you have yourself a tasty breakfast while camping.

Only hard part about doing this meal while camping, is making sure the eggs are safe. Other than that its an easy meal that you can add almost anything to if you'd like.
By Dr. No

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Chocolate cake

For our dutch oven assignment, we decided to make a cake and then add our dehydrated strawberries to it for a filling. The strawberries did not work out very well, but Colin will be covering that part. For a cake here is what you need:
- Cake batter
- 3 Large eggs
- 1 1/3 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of oil

The cake mix itself was easy to make, as we already got it from a box so we just added the extra stuff. We had 6 coals on the bottom and 16 coals on top. We must not have put out the fire completely before starting to cook our cake, because the bottom of our cake was pretty burnt. We cooked it for 30 minutes. The middle turned out quite good so 30 minutes was a good time, but the coals and fire on the bottom were to hot, causing it to stick and burn. We covered the pot and coals with tinfoil to keep the heat in and left it to cook for itself.
Not a very original recipe but it would have been better if our strawberries had have turned out.

Cinnamon Buns

Rating: ****


Serves 6

4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 tbsp baking power
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk power
1 1/2 cup water
egg powder, egg or sprite

2 tbsp butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

*Icing - If you are able to bring it


Get dutch oven ready. 350F (175C)

1) In a large bowl mix the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
2) Cut the butter into small bits and stir it into the ingredients.
3) Add milk powder, water, egg powder, and stir.
4) Place dough onto a table or flat clean surface (bottom of canoe or cutting board) and knead the dough. Then cut into strips.
5) In a smaller bowl stir the butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.
6) Spread the filling onto the strips of dough then roll them up.
7) Place the cinnamon buns into the dutch oven and check them every couple minutes. It should take less than 15 minutes to cook.


This recipe isnt easy to make, it makes a huge mess and takes a lot of time so i wouldnt recommend it for a trip although it is possible to make. I would have added icing on top of the cinnamon buns for it to have completed the whole cinnamon bun effect, but the result turns out great and tastes really good!