Updated: Aug 16, 2020
I recently discovered the unimaginable pleasures of a campfire doughnut. I saw a brief mention of such a thing on my friends forest school post... I got to googling and perfecting the recipe!
This recipes makes quite a lot of campfire doughnuts because we are piggies! Approx 12!
9 thin slices white bread, crusts removed (slightly stale is better)
300 ml milk
Make up your triple decker jam sandwiches....
Spread the jam (or other filling) thickly on the bread.
Add the next slice of bread and spread jam thickly on top.
Place final slice of bread on top.
Cut into four.
Make up your batter....
Place flour in bowl.
Add egg and mix into flour a little.
Gradually add the milk to form a nice thick batter. (Yogurt consistency)
Place a frying pan (or dutch oven) onto your campfire. Add an inch (3cm) of oil and heat it up. It needs to be HOT!
I put a few drips of batter into the oil to see if its the right temperature. If it sizzles and puffs up and bit you are ready to go.
Dip each sandwich into the batter. You want it to soak into the bread a little as well as coating the outside.
Fry on each side for a few minutes until golden brown and crispy.
Remove from frying pan and immediately dunk into the sugar.
If you really hate waste like us you can drizzle any leftover batter into the pan. Fry on both sides until golden brown and then sprinkle in sugar. It's like an American Elephant Ear (a traditional food served at fairs over there). Its worth a try as its nearly as good as the campfire doughnuts!!!!!
These campfire doughnuts are not a beautiful creation. They are rustic, wonky and most definitely homemade. People are sceptical until they taste the hot, crispy, jammy, sugary goodness! Then they are immediately addicted!
I am now dreaming about nutella filled campfire doughtnuts! Might try that out next time.