Cheesy Stick Biscuits

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I did most of my camping – fulfilled my lifetime quota, I think – in my twenties, and now I have an 11 (!!) year old who only wants to go camping, not so much for the tenting and sleeping outdoors but mostly for the fire, and the cooking of food over it. Although you can get pretty much any kitchen gadget in convenient campsize (I even saw a full-sized blender with a hand crank at a store out here in Tofino), what makes camping so much fun is the sport of finding ways to cook in and over hot coals.

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My camp kitchen tools of choice: a good bed of coals, a cast iron pan (which, depending on how you camp, may be too heavy to lug around), a bowl and spoon that can be rinsed in the river, and a few good, straight, not-too dry sticks. The boys are usually in charge of seeking these out, and stripping them of any intrusive branches.

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There are a great deal of things that can be made with a bed of well-established coals; foil packets of veggies or fish, pots of chili and slow-simmered beans, pancakes and cobblers and the like. But the best things are those everyone can toast themselves, sitting around the fire – marshmallows and hot dogs and things on sticks that can be nibbled before bedtime. Because in late summer we always have vast quantities of jam, one year we started wrapping biscuit dough around the ends of our sticks and eating the warm, soft, crusty bits with it.

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This year, with leftover grated cheese from nachos and burritos, I stirred a handful into the dough before twisting it over sticks and holding over the fire – the result paired well with hot dogs and chili, and I nibbled mine straight – a nice, savoury ballast to all those marshmallows.

AuthorJulie

1 7.6 oz (212 g) pkg Bisquick
1/2 cup water
a handful of grated cheese (optional)

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In a bowl (or whatever container you have), stir together the Bisquick, water and a handful of grated cheese.

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Find a few long sticks that aren't too dry and clean them off while your campfire burns down to hot coals. Wrap pieces of dough around the end of the stick, keeping the dough no more than an inch thick, and hold over the coals, turning, until golden and cooked through. Eat warm.

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Makes about 6 stick biscuits.

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Ingredients

 1 7.6 oz (212 g) pkg Bisquick
 1/2 cup water
 a handful of grated cheese (optional)

Directions

1

In a bowl (or whatever container you have), stir together the Bisquick, water and a handful of grated cheese.

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Find a few long sticks that aren't too dry and clean them off while your campfire burns down to hot coals. Wrap pieces of dough around the end of the stick, keeping the dough no more than an inch thick, and hold over the coals, turning, until golden and cooked through. Eat warm.

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Makes about 6 stick biscuits.

Cheesy Stick Biscuits

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10 comments on “Cheesy Stick Biscuits

  1. TG
    August 17, 2016 at 6:15 am

    In my brief and disreputable (hence the brief bit) career as a Girl Guide I think I remember making these. I think we called them Dampers for no reason that I can recall. Yours look much nicer tho….

    • Julie
      August 18, 2016 at 10:45 am

      Maybe because they didn’t cook all the way through? 🙂

  2. Nicole MacPherson
    August 18, 2016 at 7:00 am

    That’s a fun idea! I never ever camp though. Maybe I could make this in the comfort of my own home – but I guess that would be just cheesy biscuits…

    • Julie
      August 18, 2016 at 10:44 am

      that works too! 🙂

  3. Laurie from Richmond
    August 18, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    those look completely delicious! I’m sure we’ll try them when we’re camping 🙂 Thank you, Julie

  4. A
    August 23, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    Bannock!

    • TG
      August 24, 2016 at 8:23 am

      Same to you 😛

    • Julie
      August 25, 2016 at 10:33 pm

      Yes!

  5. Vivian
    August 25, 2016 at 9:16 pm

    Any quick DIY formula mix if one doesn’t want to use Bisquick? I like from scratch.

    • Julie
      August 25, 2016 at 10:32 pm

      There are plenty of formulas online – about 1 cup flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 Tbsp sugar if you like – and blend in some fat, butter or shortening – about 1/4 cup. Just off the top of my head.

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