For many, camping is an opportunity to indulge in all our favorite foods like burgers, sliders, hot dogs and smores. But, after the first few days of indulging in the same menu, it’s just not that fun anymore. If you’re looking for ideas of new items to add to your selection of camping dishes, you’ve come to the right place! We’re going to show you how to cook biscuits while camping.
Camping biscuits are probably one of the least talked about camping dishes yet they’re so versatile and comforting. They also make a regular appearance on most tables, so they can help you maintain some level of familiarity while camping.
We even have a super easy recipe for you that you can execute at home or while RTR camping. The great thing is that you can enjoy them sweet or savory, dipped in honey or gravy.
Read on to find out how to make biscuits camping!
How to Cook Canned Biscuits on a Camping Stove
Now, you can approach this in a number of different methods while camping. For one, you could use canned biscuits and cook them up safely in a traditional camping stove.
Canning biscuits are a time-saving and convenient alternative to starting from scratch. You save on preparation and cleanup time!
But, if you want to avoid the unnecessary waste that comes with using anything canned, as well as the possible chemical additives that come with this option then you’ll enjoy our wholesome recipe of homemade biscuits and gravy.
Preheat Your Oven
The first thing you need to do is preheat a covered skillet or Dutch oven after you connect the propane tank to your camping stove and make sure it’s at medium heat. Keep the pot closed.
Increase the temperature until it gets to 350 degrees. Keep your hands about 6 to 8 inches away from the flame while testing the heat. If your hand is able to hover over the flame for longer than eight seconds then you should increase the temperature.
If you can only keep your hand above the flame for about 4 to 5 seconds (max!), then your stove is at a temperature of 350 to 450 degrees which means it’s ready to get started.
Remove the Lid
The next thing you need to do is remove the lid using a glove or some sort of holder that’ll keep your hands and fingers safe.
Now, grease the pot or skillet, using a liberal amount of cooking oil like cooking spray or even butter. Baking parchment is great for greasing.
Put the Biscuits in the Pan
Next, layer the camp stove biscuits onto the pan with no gaps in-between and close the lid once again. Reduce the heat and let them bake. It should take about 13 to 17 minutes to cook them thoroughly.
Check the Temperature
Use the method we shared with you above to check the temperature safely. It should always be at an even 350 degrees to avoid burning the biscuits.
Check If Biscuits Are Ready
You’ll know they are ready when they turn a nice golden brown color. Make sure you clean the crumbs after you eat them so you can prevent bugs from coming to your tent.
How to Cook Biscuits on a Campfire
If you want to keep it old school by cooking over an open fire, or just don’t have a camping stove on hand, don’t stress. Campfire biscuits will turn out just the same!
Here’s what you should do:
Clean Your Fire Ring
The first thing you need to do is clean your campsite’s fire ring. You are going to prepare food now, after all, so you must remove any debris and ash before you get started.
Wait for the campsite to cool off before you start clearing it up of any ash or debris and put everything into a trash bag, which you will then dispose of along with the rest of the campground’s municipal waste.
If you’re camping in the wild, you might have to scatter the ash instead. Make sure to disperse it to avoid creating an eyesore.
Build the Fire
Next, prepare your fire using the fuel of your choice and make sure it gets to 350 degrees.
Spray Cooking Oil
Spray the inside of your oven or skillet with the cooking oil of your choice while it’s still cool. Make sure the inside is totally coated. That way, you’ll end up with nice, evenly cooked biscuits all around.
Once you’ve popped the camp biscuits into the oven, check on them after 7 minutes have passed. At this point, you must rotate the pot at an angle of 90 degrees, while making sure that your hands are covered with baking mittens and that you’re using tongs to move the biscuits around.
Rotating in this way will help to keep the heat evenly spread out and avoid hotspots from forming in your oven. The end result will be evenly cooked and delicious biscuits. Burn free!
Check Them Again
Now, wait another 7 minutes before you take the biscuits out. At this point, they should look golden brown and fully cooked.
Start by removing the oven lid and put it in a safe spot where it won’t burn or damage anything. Now, take them out of the oven one by one, using a spatula.
Enjoy Your Biscuits
Allow the lid and the oven to cool off first and place the biscuits within the fire ring so they don’t completely lose that “fresh out of the oven” taste.
You should also take care to store your oven and lid properly as well, and avoid leaving them in an exposed area.
For best results, stuff a few paper towels inside it to soak up all the extra moisture so that it’s fresh and ready for your next baking and roasting adventure!
Now that you’ve learned how to cook biscuits while camping, aren’t you excited to get started? Be sure to take the necessary safety precautions when cooking outside and enjoy your biscuits with your loved ones!