Camping cake

We spent a rest day on a nice campsite in Portugal, where the owners were raising chicken. The hens picked and ticked around our tent and bicycles all day looking happy (if a chicken knows what happiness is, that is).

Their fresh eggs could be bought for 10 cents in the morning, so I took the chance and bought three. We never buy eggs because of the obvious difficulty to transport them safely in our bicycle panniers. After using two eggs for pancakes (which were delicious, in spite of initial difficulties turning them over in the pan), I had one egg left. That’s when I had the idea to make my first camp stove cake. I used the same stovetop setup as for the bread. It all worked well and I produced a simple but very nice little cake:

And here’s the recipe I used (adapted from a recipe I found on the website of the manufacturer of the mini cake tin):

  • 75 g flour
  • a pinch of sodium bicarbonate
  • 50 g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 table spoons water
  • 5 table spoons olive oil
  • a bit of grated lemon peel and a bit of lemon juice
  • Put all the ingredients into a small bowl and mix well. Pour into the cake tin and cook for about 20 minutes (I left it on the flame for about 20 minutes, then another 5 minutes in the “oven” with the stove switched off). It was very slightly burned on the bottom.

As I can’t weigh the ingredients the quantities are very approximate. Before leaving on the trip, I measured suger, water and flour in the 3 little cups we were taking as well as our camping mug (which has volume measures inside). I can therefore roughly measure almost any quantity of these three ingredients.

I’m ready to try other recipes!

3 thoughts on “Camping cake

  1. Sweet story (by all means).
    Greetings from SA, we’re about to leave and go back to GVA.
    hugs! G.

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