Monday, October 29, 2012

Using a dutch oven

Outdoor cooking meets indoor ease

Many people do not realize that a dutch oven can be used similar to a regular oven; the possibilities are endless.  To begin, start a cooking size fire.  Once the food is prepared and the dutch oven is filled with gastronomic goodness, place the oven on top of the cooking fire.  

Begin a second, new fire on top of the dutch oven.  Heat is transfer both above and below the food - similar to an oven in the home. Use pot grippers to open the lid or a heat resistant digital thermometer to check on food doneness.  

As soon as the food is cooked, use pot grippers and fire gloves to remove the top fire.  Transfer to a heat resistant surface and enjoy whatever deliciousness awaits inside!


Get out and experience a new adventure. 

Take advantage of the world around us and see wonders you may have never experienced before.  Along the way you may learn a thing or two about yourself.  It is a way to connect with friends and create memories with your family.  It is also an amazing way to see wildlife and commune with nature.  

Kayaking is a great way to do this.  Plan a trip with friends, family or anyone you love.  As a day trip activity or part of a camping excursion, kayaking is a sure way to experience the outdoors.  Pack a picnic, grab a camera, take some friends and family and create lasting memories!  

go.  live.  explore 

Dutch Oven Cinnamon Rolls

What is a better way to spend the morning in the outdoors than enjoying homemade cinnamon rolls!  Not only do camp cinnamon rolls provide an amazing breakfast, but making them is a great way to engage the whole family and create lasting memories.
Yield: 6 servings


4 cups Bisquick
1 cup sugar
1 2/3 cup milk

Stir together until dough is easy to handle


2 tablespoons butter
2 cups sugar
2-3 tablespoons cinnamon

Roll dough into tennis ball sized amounts and flatten into rectangles 2 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inches. Spread dough with butter and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.  From the shorter side, roll the dough, forming swirled rolls.  Align rolls in a greased, dutch oven with the swirls facing up.  Cover the oven with the lid. Place dutch oven on top of a small cooking fire and begin a new small fire on top of the oven.  Tend to the fire for 10-15 minutes.  Check periodically to see when the rolls become golden and cooked through. Use pot grippers to carefully remove the top fire and move the dutch oven to a heat resistant surface.


1/2 cup butter
1 8 ounce package of cream cheese
3 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla

Soften butter in a saucepan and add powdered sugar.  Stir in cream cheese and vanilla.  Once melted, pour over finished cinnamon rolls and enjoy!

recommended campsite gadgets and gear:
mixing bowl
measuring cups and spoons
12-14 inch dutch oven
pot grippers

campsite preparation and presentation:

total time: 30 minutes

remember Better·Living·Is·Surprisingly·Simple™ in the outdoors.

camp cinnamon rolls · enjoy