Cake, Camping and Trail food, Desserts

3 large bananas or plantains
2 tbsp of butter
1.5 tbsp of sugar
1 egg
a pinch of salt
1/2 cup of sugar
1/4 cup of vegetable oil
1/2 cup of milk (100ml)
1/4 dark rum
1 cup of all purpose flour
3 tbsp of cocoa powder
2 tsp of baking powder

Directions: Carmelize sugar and butter in a cast iron pan (used for desserts). Butter the edges of the pan. Slice bananas lengthwise and line the pan with bananas. Mix remaining ingredients. Pour over bananas. Bake in 350 degree oven for approximately 20 minutes. Cake is ready when inserted toothpick comes out clean.
May also be cooked, covered on stovetop or over a fire.

Camping and Trail food

3 packets Nesco brand spice and cure
3 lbs 90/10 beef hamburger
1/2 tsp cayenne powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp liquid smoke (hickory flavor)
1/4 tsp celery salt

Directions: Mix all ingredients. Roll to 1/8″ and cut into strips, or use Jerky gun to make 1/8″ x 8″ strips. Dry jerky using a food dehydrator for about 4 hours.

Camping and Trail food


5 pounds ground beef or ground venison
5 tbsp Mortons Tender Quick Salt
1 Tbsp garlic salt
1 Tbsp mustard seed
1 Tbsp black pepper
2 tsp red pepper

Mix well and mold into 5 or 6 long loaves. Let sit for 24 hours in refrigerator. Bake 6 hours at 150 degrees or 5 hours at 170 degrees.

Cool, wrap and refrigerate. Can also freeze.