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#102705 - 09/07/08 05:18 PM Sarbar is a genious!
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Sarah has this wonderful idea on her website, freezerbagcooking.com, for how to bake on the trail using Wilson SillyFeet. You have to go to the site; there is no way I could explain it as well as she does.
Well, anyway, when I was looking for the SillyFeet, I found some egg poachers . . .
http://s370.photobucket.com/albums/oo143/folkalist/Silicone%20Baking/?albumview=grid

Hope the link works, this only my second try using photobucket.

Oh, and the egg poacher float!
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#102706 - 09/07/08 05:34 PM Re: Sarbar is a genious! [Re: Folkalist]
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Folkalist-

If you would like to go a bit lighter, use a foil muffin/cupcake liner (Reynolds brand). Mix up a small amount of muffin mix in the foil liner, set it on a coil or "W" shaped piece of soda can wall in water in your pot. This works great in a very small pot. If you have a larger pot, cut down a disposable foil pan, punch or cut some holes, and use it in your pot. As with the silicone cups, you can steam-bake multiple muffins or a combination of muffins and eggs.

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#102707 - 09/07/08 06:18 PM Re: Sarbar is a genious! [Re: CamperMom]
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Sarbar describes that exact method in her info on fauxbaking at her website. I like this egg poacher, though, because it is one item, infinitely reusable, squishable, and super easy to clean.

Also, I don't use a pot large enough to accomodate more than one at a time.
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#102708 - 09/07/08 07:58 PM Re: Sarbar is a genious! [Re: Folkalist]
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Where did you find the egg poacher?

While I like the lightweight foil liners, the fluted silcone muffin cups have been enough of a pain to clean at home that I would not want to deal with them on the trail, even before considering weight. The smooth-sided egg poacher is a bit more interesting. It would be more practical for me should I go to another stove and fuel. Right now I'm using a 12 oz Vienna sausage can for a pot, with titanium wing stove and Esbits. A half-tablet heats enough water for a meal. I'm not willing to use Esbits for a muffin when I'm taking short trips or trips with frequent re-supplies. Esbits are a bit on the expensive side. A wood or alcohol set-up brings the cost of muffin-steaming into a more realistic range.

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#102709 - 09/07/08 08:29 PM Re: Sarbar is a genious! [Re: Folkalist]
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A genious? LOL

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#102710 - 09/07/08 09:44 PM Re: Sarbar is a genious! [Re: Paddy_Crow]
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Indicating that she is genial, generous and a genius? Sounds about right. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

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#102711 - 09/07/08 10:08 PM Re: Sarbar is a genious! [Re: Folkalist]
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If anyone wants to see the method using the Silly Feet, a month or two ago I did a low tech video on it <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sExzM9mc0A
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#102712 - 09/08/08 03:22 AM Re: Sarbar is a genious! [Re: CamperMom]
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I found the egg poacher at Bed, Bath and Beyond (poach pod by fusionbrands). My local Linen 'n Things was uncharacteristically slim on silicone products. A set of two was $10.00 - yikes!
I agree, for shorter trips, I don't think I'll be baking very often - at least not until I find a muffin recipe that takes a LOT less time than these did at 22 minutes.
Now, cornbread in the evening with some stew on a chilly Autumn evening . . . yummers!
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#102713 - 09/08/08 07:31 AM Re: Sarbar is a genious! [Re: Folkalist]
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It seems for me, the less the fat type mix, the shorter the cook time <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Most mine I put in the pan, bring to a boil, then turn to low and simmer for about 12-15 minutes and they are done.
Lol...not very fuel sipping but fun!
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#102714 - 09/08/08 09:50 AM Re: Sarbar is a genious! [Re: Folkalist]
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Hmm!

22 minutes? I will have to pull out my toys and see how long it takes to steam bake in the foil liner. I bet the silicone does some insulating, increasing the cooking time needed. I'm thinking I used about 2 teaspoons, MAYBE a tablespoon of alcohol, light and let burn out, then let the whole pan sit some more.

Stew and corn bread does sound good. I was thinking chili and corn bread, maybe with some cheddar cheese...

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#102715 - 09/08/08 09:57 AM Re: Sarbar is a genious! [Re: CamperMom]
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Chili and cornbread dumplings; stew and buttermilk dumplings... two birds, one stone, less mess, one pot.

Yum. Stew with dumplings is one of my all-time favorite backpacking meals.

MNS
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#102716 - 09/08/08 10:47 AM Re: Sarbar is a genious! [Re: midnightsun03]
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Chili and cornbread dumplings; stew and buttermilk dumplings... two birds, one stone, less mess, one pot.

Yum. Stew with dumplings is one of my all-time favorite backpacking meals.

MNS


Oh you know it!! I love that <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> Almost worth cleaning a pan.
Me making Chicken Dumplings <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
http://trails.blip.tv/#1099967
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#102717 - 09/08/08 02:36 PM Re: Sarbar is a genious! [Re: midnightsun03]
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Boil and dump meals eaten directly from a little bag!

No mess, swish your licked-clean spoon in your hot water to sanitize it.

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#102718 - 09/27/08 04:43 PM Re: Sarbar is a genious! [Re: aimless]
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Indicating that she is genial, generous and a genius? Sounds about right. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />


I second that, but we've known this for years now <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#102719 - 09/27/08 04:48 PM Re: Sarbar is a genious! [Re: Folkalist]
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Now, if I'm not mistaken there are either popover or muffin or cupcake pans that have the little individual cups that are (aluminum or steel ) removable. Just take a few along....have to find them whne I get out to the stores. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />
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#102720 - 09/27/08 05:08 PM Re: Sarbar is a genious! [Re: Earthling]
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Ah, but the egg poachers are silicone and smashable. They can fit anywhere in your "kitchen" kit or anywhere in your pack. Maybe the right word is smushable? or squashable? Oh no, I feel myself going off on an English tangent . . .

But, I bet your aluminum ones are much cheaper. I only lucked into the silicone ones ($9.99 a pair, yikes!) because I was flush with a travel bonus from work.
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#102721 - 09/27/08 05:33 PM Re: Sarbar is a genious! [Re: Folkalist]
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Well the aluminum ones are ususally non stick, plus work as a small cup I suspect. Plus you can pack items in them that you don't want crushed in your pack.
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#102722 - 09/27/08 07:34 PM Re: Sarbar is a genious! [Re: Earthling]
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Very true. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

The more I hang out at this forum, the more I learn that there are many, many more ways than I had ever imagined to accomplish various goals in backpacking. And life, for that matter.
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#102723 - 09/27/08 07:46 PM Re: Sarbar is a genious! [Re: Folkalist]
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Same here, even after posting for years here I really enjoy reading other people's posts. Some of the ideas foster ideas of my own which I then share. Threads giving lots of info with humor interspersed make for light reading when things are'nt fun otherwise too <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />
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#102724 - 09/27/08 11:05 PM Re: Sarbar is a genious! [Re: Folkalist]
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Maybe the right word is smushable?


That is so my new word of the week <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />
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