Before I start logging new ’round-the-campfire pastries I thought a good first step would be to inventory the camping-friendly recipes that are already on the blog. There are actually quite a few, especially if you count the make-ahead cookies and cakes. However I realize that part of the fun of campfire cuisine is actually assembling and cooking the whatever-it-is on the fire.
Chimney cake has been popular with campers the last couple of years. I’ve gotten excellent reports from the field. For those who are up for deep frying at the camp site, fritters are easy, delicious, and they give you the pride of having made an indulgent dessert from scratch in camp.
And as far as special equipment is concerned, a Dutch oven is a time-tested utensil for the out-of-doors as you can make everything from biscuits to cobbler in one of them. Pie irons are also great things to have around, as a little canned pie filling and some slices of buttered bread are all you need to create fireside masterpieces.
That’s everything that I can see that makes a natural transition to the bonfire. If anyone else has ideas about Joe recipes that can be adapted to the field, tell me!