I’ve been away camping for a few nights this week. We had a great time at the beach, going for long swims and making sand creatures.
I’m a little sun burned and tired, but look forward to next year. We had 5 Moms and 9 kids between us all, and decided to divide up the cooking so we all only had to do one meal for everyone, and lunches for ourselves. Since all of us are the main cooks at home, and cooking while camping is even more work, it was a real treat to have a little “time off”. I made one of the dinners and for dessert decided to try these campfire muffins. I got a book out of the library about campfire cooking and a variation on this was one of the recipes. The muffins are baked in a hollowed out orange peel used as a muffin cup. It makes the muffin have a delicious little orange taste and smell, and insulates the muffin from burning in the campfire.
I bought a blueberry muffin mix, and brought a zip lock bag to mix it in, and the oil and egg that it called for, along with some oranges.
I started with the oranges, cutting them in half and scooping out the fruit with out puncturing the peel.
I made the batter in the zip lock bag, and mixed by squishing it together. Then I cut off the corner and squeezed the batter into the orange peel muffin cups.
To bake the muffins, you wrap the little cups in aluminium foil.
Then you put your little bundles into the fire.
I cooked them about 20 min., turning them after 10. I checked them with a little twig to see if they were done. The smell was amazing, fresh blueberry muffins, mixed with the scent of oranges.
I thought they were really good, and so did Paige, who ate two. The other kids were more interested in campfire popcorn, and s’mores, but they were fun to make and enjoyed by the adults. 😉
With fresh baked muffins and other campfire treats, life is a party, that’s for sure!
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