A reader has asked me a question about campfire desserts, which I think are the highlight of a meal when camping, and my children agree!
The dessert in question is the marshmallow dipped strawberries recipe, toasted in the campfire. Our reader wanted to know, "how to make them when camping"?
Glad you asked.
It doesn’t involve taking an electric mixer and gradually adding caster sugar to egg whites, because that is way too much work when camping.
It’s so simple.
I didn’t invent this recipe, but have seen it on numerous sites, including website Food52 where I think this recipe may have even originated (and where the photo above is from).
The ingredients you need are
- strawberries which are washed and dry (wet strawberries might make it harder for the Fluff to stick)
- Marshmallow Fluff*
How to make?
- The method is dipping the strawberry in the Fluff and then on a skewer or stick, holding over the campfire until the marshmallow is browned. Then eat quickly (but carefully, in case you’ve cooked it too long and its overly hot).
- Marshmallow Fluff can be warmed ever so slightly to make it easier for dipping – warm in a bowl near campfire or over a stove just to make it easier for yourself.
You could of course make the meringue in the traditional fashion if you want, but that’s up to you, your camping style and time you have to do so.
What do you think of this recipe? Let us know below if it’s something you would try!
Further yummy reading on campfire cooking:
Recipes to cook on a campfire using a stick
23 Ultimate Camping Desserts (where we initially featured this strawberry delight)