Campfire blueberry muffins

Published On 27 January 2016 » By Leilani Basson » Bush Bites
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What can be better? Blueberry and orange muffins cooked over the fire…by the children. Photo: Apron Strings

Camping and looking for some interesting and creative ideas to get the kids involved in meal preparations in the bush? These babies are so delicious and so foolproof even kids as young a 5 can put them together with minimal help…and they get to toss them in the fire. How exciting! 

Stir up a box of blueberry muffin mix (or bran or vanilla) according to the package directions. Cut an orange in half and scoop out all the orange flesh. Save orange flesh for another time, or strain and drink the orange juice. Fill one half of emptied orange with blueberry muffin mix. Cover the filled orange half with the empty orange half and then wrap in three layers of  foil. Just throw them in the fire. No, really. Literally toss them in the fire. I know, I know. This might be scary the first time you do it. But trust me – they will not burn! The orange peel will insulate the muffin mix from burning. The orange peel itself might blacken a little, but the mix in the middle will turn out steamed and delicious. Like a steamed pudding. With a delicious orange flavour. Yum! Keep turning the foil balls over and over in the fire, every minute or so. It usually takes about 10 minutes, but go ahead and pull them out and check them once in awhile until they are firm in the middle. Then unwrap and eat with a spoon! You can even add a drop or two of your favourite long life custard.

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Source: Apron Strings


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Leilani Basson
Leilani Basson
Leilani Basson is an adventure and travel photo journalist with 16 years' experience in the media - both locally and abroad. She is the creator and contributing editor of the Bush Telegram and also the pioneering force behind the Bush Babes Adventure and Safari Club, an all-women's adventure and outdoors club.

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