I’ll admit I’m not a big fan of camping. Oh I like the outdoors plenty, I just have bad associations with tents and sleeping bags. Being the nerd in my scout troop I was always the kid whose backpack got filled with rocks, or who climbed into his sleeping bag only to find someone had put a hundred of those little restaurant butter pats inside. Hey, you try sleeping in 40-degree weather when you’re greased from head to toe, OK?
However very recently my eyes were opened to the potential of camp fire cuisine. Over the weekend Mrs. Pastry completed her training to be a Girl Scout troop leader, and her reports from the field were nothing short of astonishing. There are some truly inspired camp fire baking techniques out there. Most of them require lots of mixes, plastic bags and whatnot, but who cares? The science is sound. Maybe some of you trail-hardened outdoors people out there can weigh in with tips or suggestions?