Huckleberry Donuts

Huckleberry Donuts
  • 1 cup baking mix
  • 3 Tbsp white sugar
  • 2 Tbsp dry milk
  • 2 Tbsp dry egg powder
  • 1 cup huckleberries
  • ¼ cup cooking oil (that can take high heat)
  • 1 paper lunch bag
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

At home:

Pack the baking mix, white sugar, dry milk and egg in a sandwich bag. Pack the oil in a leak-proof bottle or take 4 packets of sandwich oil. Put the powdered sugar in a snack size zip top bag. Roll up or fold the brand new paper lunch bag up to conserve space.

In camp:

Go find and pick the huckleberries around camp. For best results get smaller berries. Add 1/3 cup water to the dough bag and stir till mixed. Add a bit more water if too dry, then gently mix in the berries.

Unroll your paper bag and add the powdered sugar.

Heat half of the oil in a large pot over a medium flame. Add in spoonfuls of dough and cook till browned on both sides. Toss the hot donuts into the bag and shake. Repeat as necessary till dough is used up. You may or may not need all the oil!

Eat when piping hot.

Serves 2.
Disclaimer: Hot oil is dangerous, so sit down and stay sat down while preparing this dessert! Make sure there are no kids or animals running around. Don’t wear clothing that is hanging into your pot! DO NOT EVER DO THIS IN YOUR SHELTER! Use a stable stove! If your oil ever catches on fire, immediately put your pots lid on tightly and get it off the stove, then turn your stove off.
Baking mix? You can make your own (we have a couple great recipes on the site!) or you can use Bisquick brand.
While we call for huckleberries you can use wild blueberries, blackberries or whatever grows in the area. As well dried can be subbed, just rehydrate in warm water for 15 minutes first, then drain well and proceed.