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Flour Recipes for the Outdoors

Flour has been a critical ingredient in outdoor cooking from the days of the explorer where it was always a part of their rations. Native and indigenous cultures created flour from a variety of grains and seeds by grinding them on rocks. Today most flour comes from wheat but also readily accessible are rice, potato, and corn flours.

The three most prevent uses of flour in outdoor cooking would be bread, cakes, and cookies/biscuits. They are either cooked in a dutch oven or in a variation of a camp oven such as a closed grill or smoker.

But flour can be found in a far wider range of interesting recipes including pancakes, crumpets, muffins, fairy cakes, flatbreads, rolls, dumplings, pastries, and critically as a thickener in many dishes such as stews.