Campfire Doughy Maker
Few Scouts don't enjoy a campfire and even fewer dislike cooking over one. I wonder how many marshmallows have been roasted by scouts this past summer? Poking food on a stick, wrapping it in tin foil, or tossing it on a grate have been the main ways to cook over fire.
Now there's a new, easy way to cook campfire treats - the Doughy Maker. It's basically two muffin tins hinged together with an extendable handle. This gadget design is good for a few reasons:
- Keeps ingredients together - no burning marshmallows flying through the air
- Keeps hands well away from hot coals
- Ten individual snacks cooked all at once, very quickly
- Easy to load, empty, and load again
Check out this video of scouts from Troop 341 using their Doughy Makers.
One Doughy Maker creates 10 doughies per batch, so it's perfect for a patrol. It's real cooking, too - not just heating a hotdog or cheese sandwich.
It takes about 5 minutes per batch so scouts in a rush for a fast lunch can still have hot food. Making a second, third, or fourth batch is simple so using up leftover ingredients isn't a problem.
There's no end to what can be made with this fun little cooker over the campfire. Use your imagination to come up with more, but here's a few to get you started:
- Mini Pie - scoop of canned pie filling inside dough
- Cheeseburger Popper - scoop of cooked hamburger and piece of cheese inside dough
- Cinnabun - cinnamon and sugar inside dough
- S'mores - chocolate chips and mini-marshmallows inside dough
- Peanut Butter Cup - chocolate and peanut butter chips inside dough
- Pizza - sauce, cheese, chopped pepperoni inside dough
Refrigerated dough is the simplest to use, but bread dough and cookie dough you make yourself work great and save money. As long as it isn't runny batter, such as pancakes and cake, it's worth giving a try.
Check out the Doughy Maker website to find out how inexpensive it could be for your Pack or Troop to have a few of these cookers on hand for future campouts.
(I received this product to try out and review)
Posted: 9:51 10-27-2014 1133
Oct 28, 2014 - Kevin Gibson
We have a Doughy Maker and have really enjoyed it. Took on the last few youth activities and it never fails to please!
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