Thursday, July 10, 2008

Dutch Oven Brownies

The Other Williams and I both love Dutch Oven Cooking while we're camping.(Check out our other dutch oven and camping recipes.) It allows us to not waste wood to cook and like a slow cooker you throw everything in and walk away. Dutch Ovens also give you the option of an oven while camping. I love baking and that's no secret so having this option for me is great! During our last camping trip I made our Dutch Oven Brownies! This are so great to have by the fire at night and you can certainly add some marshmallows to the top if you like.

Servings 4
1 Box plain brownie mix, split in half by weight.
1 egg
1/2 water & oil as directed on the package
1/4 cup Walnuts (optional)
1/4 cup Chocolate chips (optional)
Marshmallows (optional)
8 inch cast iron dutch oven

We normally only make half the recipe for the brownies, because, well, it's just us and that's a lot of brownies. So look on the back of the box and split everything in half.

I mix all the wet ingredients together before we leave the house and pack it in the cooler.

When ready to cook mix all the ingredients in a bowl and pour into a greased and seasoned dutch oven.

We use charcoal because it allows us to control the temperature better. Light 16 charcoal bricks and get it started. Once the flames have died down a little place 5 on the bottom (under) the dutch oven and 11 on the top lid of the dutch oven. 

Cook for 20-35 minutes. Try not to open the lid too much because the heat will escape and it will take longer to cook. Turn the dutch oven and lid a quarter turn in opposite directions every 10-15 minutes or so. It's hard to say how long cooking will take so just eye ball it. For us it took about 25-30 minutes.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you! This is exactly what I was looking for! :) Our favorite is Beef stew-which is even better when your camping!


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