I always burn the pancakes. As I was making the dry mix to bring along with us, I was trying to talk myself out of freshly made pancake breakfasts on the cookstove for our first camping trip of the year. I always make pancakes when we’re camping. I always burn them, distracted or inattentive for one minute and there they go.
I was grabbing ingredients for the mix and calculating times to see if I could possibly cook the pancakes ahead to just reheat on site, I kept thinking how I always burn them. Mommy always burns the pancakes. We go camping and we can count on a few things – hikes, and beach time, and s’mores, and our funny orange sleeping bags. We try to stay in our favorite sites and leantos and we love to travel with our favorite friends, and in the morning Mommy burns the pancakes.
So I made the mix and brought the add-ins (fresh blueberries, blueberry jam for putting on top). We hiked and the boys were big enough to set free to explore the brook behind our campsite and we all got covered in mud and found cool pieces of mica and couldn’t get our fire going to save our lives. And in the mornings I burnt the pancakes and all was right in our camping world.
Well, you know, sort of.
- 2 c. unbleached white flour
- 2 c. whole wheat flour
- 1/2 c. buckwheat flour
- 1/4 c. + 2 T. baking powder
- 1 t. salt
- 1 t. cream of tartar
- 1 T. sugar
- 1/2 c. instant nonfat dry milk
- 3/4 c. powdered buttermilk
- equivalent of 2 powdered eggs (or 3 egg whites)
Rehydrate with about 1 1/2 c. water and 2 T. oil. Cook until burnt.
A couple other things I made and liked …
Melon balls with fresh lime and a splash of maple syrup:
Caesar salad (romaine leaves and Cardini’s dressing) with freshly made (and burnt) croutons made with torn pieces of bread cooked (and burnt) in too much butter:
And a sandwich of halved, fresh-picked strawberries with mascarpone on sourdough bread. No picture, but very good!