As promised, our first recipe from the Columbine Cookbook! I’m still trying to figure out when this book was published. I conservatively guessed the 70’s or 80’s in my first post. A Facebook fan suggested it is likely circa 1969. Very cool. Well, that is quite a long time ago, but a good sweet bun recipe endures. Remember, this is a backcountry recipe, so ingredients and techniques are those that work well for backpacking trips and camping trips. Here you go:
Lori’s Big Buns
3 c. flour
¾ c. milk powder
oil or margarine
sunflower seeds (optional)
2 T baking powder
pinch of salt
honey or sugar
pre-soaked dried fruit (optional)
Add water to flour, milk powder, baking powder and salt to make a stiff dough. Roll dough out (use a water bottle as a rolling pin) on the bottom of a pot. Roll until ¼ in. thick. Cover this thin pancake with oil or margarine, spread honey or sugar on top of the grease, then sprinkle generously with cinnamon. Add sunflower seeds and/or fruit. Roll up and cut off in ¼ sections. Set each bun on an oiled skillet and bake 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Uncooked dough may be kept in a plastic bag and used later.
I thought I would jump right in a start with a dessert, but there are lots of great breakfast, dinner and even drink recipes. Let me know if you have any requests for your next outdoor expedition. And, please comment if you try this recipe, and let us know how it turns out.