Our summer is going by way, way too fast as they always do but we’re trying to savor our time together and fill it with some great memories. We just came back from a roadtrip west that I will really try to tell you about soon, but in the meantime I will share this camp cobbler that we made on a camping trip we took a few months ago (actually when the kids were on spring break at Easter). In blogland that seems like ages ago, right? When summer hits, the blogging subsides to make way for all of the gardening and landscape work. It was such a memorable 2 night camping trip and this cobbler was definitely a highlight. We camped at Wilson Lake after spending Easter with our family in Wichita and the terrain was not typical for Kansas, it was filled with some great rock formations and trails for the kids to explore.
Now for the camp cobbler. We used this cast iron pot and made a couple of meals while we were there.
We didn’t have a grill rack to keep the pot off of the flames so my husband rigged up a fallen log braced by a picnic table for the pot to hang from.
I brought 4 c. of washed strawberries and sliced them at the campsite, added 1/2 c. sugar and cooked them in the pot over the flames. While the sliced strawberries were cooking in the covered pot (about 25 min.) I added the chilled butter and the water to the pre -made mix for the topping and we played waiting for the strawberries to cook.
4 c. strawberries ( you can certainly bring a mixture of other fruits to create your cobbler)
1/2 c. sugar
PRE-MADE MIX (to make at home)
2 cups Pamela’s baking mix
3/4 c. sugar
2 t. cinnamon
BRING THE FOLLOWING ALONG and ADD to the PRE-MADE MIX
6 T. butter (chilled in a cooler of ice)
2 cups water (or milk or a non-dairy milk)
It works well to bring the pre made mix in a container large enough to add in the butter and the water or milk at the campsite.
Start by adding the 6 tablespoons butter. Chop butter into small chunks and mix into the pre made mix to combine. You may have to use your fingers to completely combine the mixture.
2 cups water or milk to the pre made mix, combine well. Remove lid (be sure to pack an oven glove for this) and drop spoonfuls of the cobbler topping mixture on the berries, cover, and continue to play and let cook for another 30 minutes. Check to be sure the topping is cooked (you may have to play for another 10 minutes).
Let the cobbler cool on a nearby picnic table on a pot holder while you continue playing.
Until next time Wilson Lake and the next campfire cobbler!