Berry Dessert

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Berry Dessert
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: One pot Meals
Author: Sarah
Prep time:
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Serves: 2
Description Fresh berries over cake
Ingredients
  • 1⁄4 c sugar
  • 1 T cornstarch or arrowroot flour
  • 1 t ground cinnamon
  • 1 t dried lemon zest
  • 1 T butter or margarine
  • 1 cake of choice for topping (see below)
  • 2 c fresh blueberries, blackberries, huckleberries, etc
Instructions
  1. At home: Pack the sugar through lemon zest in a sandwich bag. Pack the butter in a small container and the cake of choice in your cooking pot to protect. In camp: Pick (forage) the berries and pick through to remove any leaves, twigs or lil’ bugs. Add the dry ingredients to your pot, stir in 2 Tablespoons cool water and add the berries. Place the butter on top and over a very low flame on your stove bring the mixture to a gentle boil, stirring often. Once thickened, take off the stove and serve with your choice of cake.
Notes
What kind of cake? Any really! Take what you like – pound cake, dessert cups, angel food cake, Twinkies, etc) For a lighter weight version (and ability to carry long term) substitute 1 Tablespoon butter powder. Butter powder can be found in specialty kitchen shops, online (www.packitgourmet.com) or you can use Molly McButter/Butter Buds, found in the spice aisle at grocery stores. Dried lemon zest is also found in the spice aisle. A small fresh lemon carried and squeezed in is a wonderful gourmet touch. This recipe appeared in Wa Trails Magazine July/August 2011. http://www.wta.org/trail-news/magazine[br]Also see our other blog for the whole menu – http://gazingin.com/2011/08/16/dinner-and-dessert-for-two-a-backpacking-feast/