Serves 2 to 4
Smoky bacon and the flavor of real maple make these biscuits a great breakfast treat on the trail.
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 tablespoons maple flakes or maple sugar
4 tablespoons bacon bits
1/2 cup water
At Home: Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together once and place them in a ziplock bag. Package the butter separately, and put it in the ziplock bag with the dry ingredients. Wrap the maple flakes or maple sugar and bacon bits separately in a plastic wrap and add the packages to the ziplock bag of other ingredients.
At Camp: Mix 1 tablespoon of butter (or shortening) with the flour mixture using your fingertips until the mixture looks like small beans. Add in the maple flakes and bacon bits. Mix in 1/2 cup of water until you have very soft dough. Do not knead. Shape into 6 biscuits.
Place in a pan lined with parchment paper for baking. Bake for 20 minutes. If you are preparing these in a frying pan, cook until they’re golden on the bottom; then flip them and cook until they’re done.