Sunday, March 9, 2008

Humble Pie

Well, today’s cooking was very interesting. On the one hand, I cooked some more bread, and pulled it off well. It really turned out great. On the other hand, I was brought to my knees by a total failure with a very simple dish: The dutch oven dump cake cobbler. It might as well have been humble pie to me.

Sometimes, I kinda pooh-pooh the dump cakes as being so traditional and simple (‘cause I like to try the complicated and weird stuff here), but tonight I did one. I couldn’t get ahold of any of my favorite charcoal (basic Kingsfords), so I used some Kingsford mesquite. Big mistake. They light and glow slower, and seem to give off less heat. So, when I thought the cake was done, it wasn’t even close. To heat up more coals woulda taken forever, so we just put it in the oven and baked it for real. How humiliating!

But it just goes to show how important it is to rely on coals you’re accustomed to!

But the bread I did this morning turned out nice.

And I’ll never look down my nose at a dump cake again!

Oh, and by the way, the beef is looking pretty good so far! I've flipped it over in the bowl each day. I'll keep you posted.

1 comment:

  1. Howdy,

    Eagle Mountain is having their 4th Annual Pony Express Days Dutch Oven Cook-Off on 7 June... the same day as the Camp Chef Dutch Oven Gathering.

    So... you can either compete and get your name our there... or you can join us for a great DOG event and get to meet tons of other cooks.




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