It might be a little cold for camping but that does not have to keep you from cooking like you are camping. We checked out a fabulous book from the library called Cooking in a Can about cooking while camping. I got a ton of great ideas for when the weather is more agreeable but I also found a few fun recipes to try in the oven.
Orange muffins was the first one we tried. I took the few simple ingredients with us to our weekly play group because it is held at a church with a kitchen. These days I have to make use of any time I can find for recipe testing.
- 4 large oranges
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 3/4 cups flour
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 2 tsp baking powder
Cut oranges in half and remove pulp without breaking peel. Place orange pulp in a bag and set peels aside for baking in. Squeeze the juice from the oranges. In a bag or bowl mix remaining ingredients. Add 3/4 cup of the orange juice and mix until just combined. Place batter into orange peels and bake at 350°F for 20 minutes or until done. If cooking these while camping place oranges in hot coals and cook around 30 minutes.
Audrey and Maurene's Tasks:
- Measure and add ingredients to bag
- Squeeze juice from oranges
- Squeeze batter until mixed
- Remove pulp from orange peels
- Squeeze batter into oranges
I could have used a good tip about removing the pulp from the peel as it took me much too long. Once baked the children thought them really cute and enjoyed eating them. I tried one and was not as impressed. Maybe they would taste better around a campfire! I also had extra batter that would not fit into the oranges so I recommend adding another orange and drinking the extra juice with the muffins.
|Squeezing all of the juice from the oranges.|
|Mixing the batter.|
|Muffins in orange peels!|