Cook outdoors with the DofE Outdoor Eating app

Man eating outdoors

Have you ever eaten cold baked beans on a camping trip and wished you had a more exciting repertoire of outdoor recipes? Well, the answer is here in the form of the new Outdoor Eating app from The Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme. Introduced by Mat Follas, 2009 Masterchef winner, the DofE have joined forces with Parragon Books and Cookstuff to bring you 80 recipes that can be cooked on an open fire or on a ring burner.

This useful tool is perfect for backpackers as you can filter the recipes by type of meal and activity. When space is at a premium you don’t want to be carrying lots of heavy ingredients and equipment. The app helps you plan your meals and even introduces you to quick and easy snacks that will keep you going on the trail.

The app is available on iTunes for £1.99 of which at least £1 will go directly to the DofE.

Here are a couple of the recipes available on the app.

Almond Crumble with Custard

A variation on our cheat’s apple and cinnamon crumble

Serves 4
Energy food
Value for money
Before you go
Cheat recipe
5 ingredients or less
2 Ring burner
Backpacking
Dessert
Preparation time 5 mins
Cooking time 15 mins

Ingredients

150g chopped dried apricots
40g flaked toasted almonds
400g homemade granola
1 packet ready custard mix
Water

Method

Barely cover the dried apricots with a little boiling and, leave for 5 minutes to allow them to plump up as they absorb some of the water. 

Drain them and warm them up in a dry pan and add the flaked almonds, sprinkle over the granola and keep warm to allow the heat from the apricots to warm the granola.  Meanwhile, in another pan, make up the ready mix custard according to the pack instructions and serve.

Beef and Noodle Soup

A quick, easy nourishing meal
Serves 4
Value for money
Before you go
Cheat recipe
5 ingredients or less
1 Ring burner
Backpacking
Preparation time 5 mins
Cooking time 10mins

Ingredients

50g dried beef jerky
100g rice noodles
4 miso soup or paste sachets
4 mugfuls of boiling water

Method

Divide the beef jerky into 4 bowls, pour ¼ of the boiling water into each bowl, add a sachet of miso soup paste and ¼ of the rice noodles to each bowl, stir well and leave for 5 minutes to soften the noodles.

TIP: These type of noodles don’t need boiling like egg noodles, they just need to be left in just boiled liquid for 5 minutes.

TIP: Try miso pastes with different flavourings.



 
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