Re: Box Oven
Dori Byron Ed Byron (edndori@IAVBBS.COM)
Wed, 24 Jul 1996 16:55:27 +0000
This is probably an old topic by now (I fell behind in my reading again
:'). I thought you might like the Girl Scout version of the box oven.
It is easy to make and use and doubles as a box to carry your supplies
One large box (wiskey or any double corragated box that will fit a cake
pan or cookie sheet with about 1" all around will do.) Note: this does
not have to have a lid or top.
Lots of large high quality, heavy duty, tin foil (commercial time, use
four small TIN juice cans
a 9x13 cake pan or small cookie sheet
one #10 can, open at both ends and vented at bottom for carcoal
one small friendly stone to vent bottom
First cover the inside of box with two layers of foil. Be sure you have
no box showing anywhere. You can tape it down on OUTSIDE.
Place a large sheet of foil on a level, not burnable, piece of ground.
place the charcoal chimminy on the foil and place a fire starter and
whole charcoals (one for every 40o of temp. plus one or two for cold,
wet, or wind) Light the chimminy and wait about 20 min for charcoal to
be ready. Pull off chimminy and spread out charcoal to fit under pan
used. Place four small juice cans to support cake pan and lower box
oven over all. Vent on leaward (thats away from the wind for non
mariners) side with small stone. Cook for amount of time called for in
recipie. If cooking for much more than 30 min replenish charcoal.
Note: be sure and lift box straight up or you will "dump"the heat. No
peeking allowed!! Any thing you can cook in an oven at home can be done
in a box though I perfer things that can be done in 30 min or so. Good
Dori Byron Fair Winds Girl Scout Council Trainer, Brownie leader, and
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