When it comes to country homes, the best treats from the kitchen can be for the outdoors in good company and the comfort of a fire pit! And, there is something about enjoying special foods that you have made over an open fire that adds to the enjoyment of the season. Prepare from your country kitchen and Serve the following treats outdoors with a good dose of cider or hot chocolate and enjoy an evening that memories are made of!
This is a classic treat among those living the country life! Take whole chestnuts and using a covered metal fire pan, roast them over the open flames until they steam and burst along the seams. If its’ cool out, put a few handfuls in your pockets to help you stay warm too, and have a treat to eat!
Open fire baked apples
Remove the core from the apple and then fill the apple with all sorts of treats from peanut butter to pre made cake batter. Wrap in foil and bake in the coals until done. For an added twist – try layering on several treats in the center for a different taste.
This one is simple, and always a favorite! Wrap a banana (skin still in place) in foil and push it under the coals. Bake for 15 minutes, remove and eat. You can also get fancy and peel back one leaf, hollow out the center, fill with nuts and berries, recover and bake your banana boat too.
Cinnamon twist sticks
This is a wonderful treat you can make right on a small piece of tree branch. Using pre-made cinnamon biscuit dough, stretch and wrap it around the stick in a twist. Roast it like a marshmallow over the fire until the center is cooked, sprinkle with cinnamon and eat.
The Classic S’mores
S’mores and more S’mores please! Classic s’mores require a square of sweet chocolate, a marshmallow and two graham crackers. Sandwich them all together and heat. This is a fun recipe for kids and adults.
Coal-baked Orange Cakes
Cut the top off an orange and remove most of the center. Fill the center with cake batter, put the top back on and wrap in foil. Bake covered in coals for 20 minutes for a wonderful treat.
Warmed honey and cider
A little warmed honey and cider can go a long way! Warm the honey on the coals using a covered metal pot, and warm the cider in another one. Mix the two and add cinnamon for the perfect country living treat.
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Create your own ideas!
Living the country life and Recipes from a country kitchen go hand in hand! If you want to come up with your own special treats, have fun with experimenting! After you prepare your fire pit, you should get a metal basket for cooking, metal skewers, and metal covered baking tins or tinfoil.
The coals of a fire can be banked to one side to provide a low and steady heat to warm and bake, and you can roast just about anything in the center. There are no rules to this; just the joy of finding out what outdoor country living treats you can create.
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