Dutch Oven Cookers?

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  1. duncan

    duncan Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    Well guys, there are few desserts better than a nice peach cobbler cooked on a hunting or camping trip with one of these:

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    Just started cooking with them being a newer asst scoutmaster of a Boys Scout troop.

    Anyone else like their cobbler in one of those?
     
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    Uh'uh. Raspberry cobbler is better than Peach (just my opinion).

    I like to put a chunk of moose or caribou in it. Dump in a cup of ketchsup, a little mustard and a little molasses. A few hours later, you got the best bar-b-que ever.
     

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    I may try cherry black fudge cobbler tomorrow.

    Do they have raspberry pie filling? Or do you use real berries?
     
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    I thought a dutch oven was when you fart in bed and hold your significant other's head under the covers...

    ;P
     
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    Or cruelty to animals ;a
     
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    My very most favorite is Blueberry Pie.

    I mix the dry ingredients in a zip-lok bag, carry canned milk, and pick fresh blueberries right around moose hunting camp.

    I carry a couple cans of berries from the grocery store just in case...And they do have Raspberry.
     
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    Camping and hunting does not have to mean roughing it!

    I'll try blueberry or raspberry next time.

    Around WA state, we have tons of blackberry bushes all over the place - like weeds.
     
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    I use my Lodge Dutch Ovens for cornbread and sourdough bisquits. I also like using them for making stew.
     
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    I've cooked pot roast, pork roast, leg of lamb, bread, damper, biscuits, stews, chilli, cobblers, cakes (even an angel food cake with lemon glaze once), brownies, and lots of other things in Dutch ovens.

    I have a cast iron dutch oven and a spun steel Bedourie oven.

    http://www.southern-metal-spinners.com.au/camping-page.html

    The Bedourie is lighter, won't crack if dropped, and the lid works great as a fry pan.

    I love my dutch ovens and cast iron fry pans.
     
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    Last summer we took our troop down the missisippi river starting at the head waters. The raspberries were in perfect season so... As good as cobbler is, we had fresh piceked raspberries pie with perfect basket weave top crust...
    mmmm....

    It all tastes good out of a dutch oven in the woods!

    c
     
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    So can you put coals on top and under the Bedourie oven like a dutch oven.

    Seems like it would be lighter too.

    Better than the cast iron dutch oven?
     
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    Yum - thinking about cornbread with jalapeno pepper slices. Spicy.
     
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    Yes you can put coals on top.

    The spun steel is thinner than cast iron so you have to be carefull not to get too many coals on them, they will burn food faster than a dutch oven will in my experience. But as long as you watch the heat the Bedouries are great. I'm not sure if there is a US importer of them. I bought mine when I was living in Australia.

    Their main advantage over cast iron is that they won't break. If your pack mule falls over on top of your cast iron dutch oven, or if you drop it on a hard surface it can crack. Once cast iron cracks you have to throw it out. The Bedourie oven will dent and you can pound it back out. They are also a bit lighter so they are easier to pack (although I wouldn't recommend one for back packing, it might work if you brought it as the only large pot for a group trip)