Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bemidji Camping: Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler

Since this is our nighttime recipe post, I thought it would be fun to share some of our favorite night time activates. On Friday, while in the campground office renting a canoe, we saw packets of Mystical Fire Flame. Supposable it turns your fire flames from orange to a rainbow of colors. It was amazing. We had so much fun watching it, we went and bought more for Saturday night and to bring home. Just remember to use it after you are done cooking food over your fire. On Saturday night we cracked open about 75 glow sticks got dressed up in them and walked around the campground. Than there is the obvious star gazing. Bemidji is very far away from any city lights giving stargazers a perfect opportunity to see the Milky Way and northern lights, which was a lovely surprise during a middle of the night walk to the bathroom.

We tried out a new recipe for a nighttime dessert. It’s a supper easy peach cobbler that you can make over the fire. It takes about an hour to an hour and half to bake, so we went for a evening swim, and left my dad and mom in charge of the fire. While we were walking back we could smell it from a few blocks away and even over heard other campers talk about the delicious aroma.

Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler

 (I know it looks... well ....interesting, but it is AMAZING)

·      2 cans sliced Peaches in syrup (30 oz cans)
·      1 package white or yellow cake mix
·      ground cinnamon
·      1 stick of butter

1 .    Prepare coals/ fire
2 .    Pour the cans of fruit with the syrup into the Dutch oven.
3 .    Spread the dry cake mix evenly over the fruit.
4 .    Sprinkle with the cinnamon.
5 .    Cut the butter into equal slices and arrange them on top.
6 .    Place dutch oven over 15 hot charcoal briquettes. Put lid on the tip of the oven and place 10 hot briquettes in a check board pattern on top.
7 .    Bake for 45 minutes or until done
Place over fire for an hour to an hour and a half or until done.

NOTE: Done is a relative term don’t expect it to look like cake. Think of it as a pie filling texture.

You can also use this recipe in at home in your oven. Use a 9x 13 pan. Bake at 375 for 45 minutes.

Here are some links for more camping ideas:
Camping part one of four Bemidji Camping: Potato Boats

For More camping ideas see my previous post from camping a few summers back.

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