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Camping Food: Easy Scones

Scones… Not really something you think of when you go camping, is it?

I was watching my mother in-law whip up some honey butter, and all I could think was…. what is she planning on serving that on? I glanced around, but didn’t see anything that she would even consider. Except a bag of uncooked Rhodes Rolls…

I grew up in a part of California, where fried bread isn’t really a huge thing. So when she told me she was planning on frying up the rolls, I was a skeptic. I mean, frying at home is such a pain… who would want to fry outdoors?

But as I watched her, and my father in-law, get to work… I was impressed with how easy the entire process was! The fact that you are frying in a Dutch Oven, outdoors, is just genius. There is no odd smell that you normally get when frying indoors, and the mess is practically non-existent!

Easy Scones

1 package Rhodes Rolls, thawed
dutch oven
topping of choice. We used honey butter. Soooo good!

PREP WORK: Pour a little more then 2 inch’s of oil in your dutch oven. Heat it up until it is nice and hot. If you are unsure if it’s ready, rip off a small piece of bread dough, and toss it in. The oil is ready when the dough floats near the top.

GET FRYING: Flatten out each roll as thin as you can get it. Carefully place in the hot oil. You want to cook them about 2 minutes per side, or until they are nice and golden. Make sure you use tongs to flip them, and not your fingers. As easy as it looks, you will burn your hands if you try to touch these suckers!

Now you are ready to top them off. You can use jam, butter, honey butter… Or maybe a little cinnamon and sugar?

These are definitely a sweet start to the day, or a great way to finish off a meal.

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Monday 8th of May 2017

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Monday 22nd of September 2014

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Tuesday 9th of April 2013

I am new to the world of dutch-oven cooking. From looking at your pictures, it looks like you typically use your dutch oven on a stove. Do you use a regular coleman stove? Or do you cook these meals over coals of a fire? Thanks!


Tuesday 9th of April 2013

You can do it either way. When we camp with my in laws we use their stove. But when we are on our own (tent camping) we use coals. They are just as easy. Just heat them up and place them below and on top. You just need to make sure you keep track of how quickly it is cooking and add or remove coals accordingly. My father in-law said you will typically have six coals on top and on bottom. Not sure how true that is.


Thursday 13th of September 2012

Here's another spin on the wonderful world of scones... instead of rolling the roll flat leave it in a ball and pop the little sucker in the oil {it'll fluff up about the size of a hamburger bun} when it's finished {2 minutes per side} tong it out and slice it in half and spread whip cream and slice fresh strawberries on it... marvelous darling!!!


Tuesday 10th of July 2012

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