These doughnuts are easy to cook over a campfire, a BBQ, or even a gas hob, making them a great thing to try with the kids on your next camping trip.
These ‘campfire doughnuts’ are very simple to make and a fun activity to do with your kids at the campsite.
We’ve made doughnuts before in our Dutch Oven (deep frying in a Dutch Oven is a good way to season it) but these are a lot simpler and use much less oil. You could even cook them in a frying pan.
How to make Campfire Doughnuts
Make up a batter.
At the same time, make some jam sandwiches with three slices of bread each (a triple-decker sandwich).
Cut off the crusts and cut into squares.
Dip each jam sandwich into the batter.
Fry the batter soaked sandwich in some oil.
Fry until they go golden brown (ok, some of mine are a little more ‘brown’ than ‘golden’).
Remove, drain any oil and sprinkle with sugar.
You should end up with some square shaped doughnuts/fried jam sandwiches. (This definitely isn’t healthy food).
They actually taste quite a bit like doughnuts (try to visualise a doughnut as you eat it, and not a fried jam sandwich!).
Give them a go. They’re really good fun to make, and you don’t need a lot of items either.
You can see it in their faces: “C’mon Dad! Hurry up and take the photo so we can eat the doughnuts!”
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