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10 Classic Camping Meals


Classic Campfire Cooking No. 7: Cornbread

Cornbread is great for soaking up other classic camp foods, like baked beans.
Cornbread is great for soaking up other classic camp foods, like baked beans.
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You could bring a premade cornbread mix, but it's just as easy to make it from scratch in front of the fire. All that's required is cornmeal, salt, water, a little grease and a skillet. Pour half a cup of cornmeal into a bowl and work in spoonful of fat (bacon grease or butter). Stir in water, and add salt to taste. Coat a skillet with grease, and heat over the fire until it starts to smoke. Pour in the mixture, but leave room on each side so you can flip the bread over, because you'll have to flip it over when the bottom is browned. When it's done, serve warm, and cut into triangular slices like cake or pizza.


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