October 26, 2020

Blueberry Lemon Morning Cake – In a Dutch Oven?

Preheat the oven to 350 – wait, what if I don’t have a conventional oven at our camp site? I heard we can use a cast iron Dutch Oven instead, so how do we do this?

Blueberry Lemon Morning Cake

For this cake recipe, we tried baking in a Dutch Oven for the first time, and we burned it bad (made a serving of 6 to a serving of 3 after scraping the good stuff off the burnt crust). This was the first time we used a Dutch Oven and had the flame set way too high. Watching videos of how to cook with a Dutch oven, it says to put hot coals both under and on top of the Dutch Oven. We could not use coals here in Colorado due to the multiple fires across all western states, Colorado has a state-wide fire ban. Instead, we used a propane stove and covered it with a Dutch Oven Dome by Camp Chef to create an outdoor oven. Since we could not find any videos that used the Dutch Oven Dome, we had to guess at the flame adjustment. We had the flame too high and the bottom of the cake was a burnt to a crisp.

The next time we attempt this recipe using the same Dutch Oven Dome, we will reduce the flame by a lot. And believe me, we will do this again as the part we scraped out still turned out very tasty. Can’t wait to try it again!

Kent Rollins A Taste of Cowboy Cookbook

Why are we attempting this recipe? We are on a mission to try every recipe in Kent Rollins cookbook A Taste of Cowboy while we are camping. This was the first recipe we tried and I am looking forward to the next.

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