Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Camp Fire Donuts

Meet my friend, Katie. Among our circle of friends she's known for her camp fire donuts.


This all started about 6 years ago when we did a big group camping trip with 5 families. That equates to 10 adults and 14 kids. Six years ago those kids were pretty little, like between 1 1/2 and 13. There's a story about that camping trip but it really isn't my story to tell. Maybe the owner of that story would share it with us sometime.

Anyway, it was on that outing that Katie exposed us to her donuts. (That almost sounds racy, doesn't it?)



Ingredients are simple ~ those inexpensive biscuits in a can and oil. You'll want powdered sugar and a mix of cinnamon sugar for dipping.



Katie cranks up the heat on the Coleman camp stove, puts the oil in her cast iron skillet and waits for it to get hot. Once the oil is good & ready she pokes a hole in the middle of each biscuit and places it in the oil. Cooking until a perfect golden brown then turning it over to do the same thing to the other side. Once they're done, remove them from the oil and place on paper towels to drain. Then dip them into either the powdered sugar or the cinnamon mixture, whatever is your preference. Mine happens to be powdered sugar. They're yummy. Not to mention healthy. Yea, right.


Turns out that Katie has taught her daughter, Maggie, how to create this culinary treat. Maggie makes a mean donut. If you try these, plan to make lots. It's easy to down these in multiples.

9 comments:

Michelle said...

"exposed us to her donuts. (That almost sounds racy, doesn't it?)"

I almost spit my coffee! That was so funny...

This looks like so much fun to do while camping...and doesn't everything just taste so much better when out in nature, anyway? Thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

Michelle ~ so glad I made you laugh, or at least smile, this morning! Thanks for stopping by.

Jessica said...

Campfire and chocolates...there is NO better combination!

dmoms said...

especially while out camping.

CDWblogfan said...

Thanks Nancy that was a great blog & thanks for being Katie's good & loyal friend.
Kay & chuckles

Lisa said...

HI, I came over from your comment on Turkeycookies since you said you liked new visitors.

We're doing a lot of camping this year and I think that campfire donuts might be on the list next trip!

kimj said...

My Mom used to make these, except that she cut the bisquits in half and rolled them into about 3 or 4 inch "logs," fried them, shook them in a bag with powdered sugar, and called them "Lady Fingers." They were a huge treat for us growing up!

Nancy said...

Kim ~ my mom used to make these too. She did them the same way Katie does. I remember having them regularly in the winter, especially when we had chili or soup for dinner.

VELVET said...

ooh...i just made these for the first time recently, but what a great idea for camping! even though i eat WAY too many of them! what a fun treat :)