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By: Laura Moss on Aug. 24, 2011, 3:46 p.m.
cooking biscuits on sticks over campfire

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Backcountry Biscuits

Add some excitement to your morning with this simple twist on your typical breakfast biscuit.

Prep time: 5 minutes  

Total time: 15 minutes  

Yield: Serves 3

Backcountry Biscuits


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons dried blueberries
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2/3 cup water
  • Any additional ingredients: butter, jam, honey, etc.
  1. At home: Mix the dry ingredients together in a bag.
  2. On the trail: Find a tree limb about 3/4 inches in diameter and remove the bark from three inches of one end. Add water to your bag of dry ingredients and mix into stiff dough. Form the dough around the bark-less end of the stick to make a make a “biscuit” that’s about 3 inches long and an inch thick. Toast the dough over the campfire until golden brown. Carefully remove the biscuit from the limb and fill the cavity with honey, jam or anything other ingredient you like.