Introduction: Camping Style Crescent Rolls

 I recently went camping at North/South Lake in the Catskill Mts. in NY with my great friend Paul, or as you may know him, AtomicTurkey27. Making Crescent Rolls while camping has always been a tradition for me and my family, so when Paul came camping with us we decided to share this essential aspect of camping with everybody! Enjoy!

WARNING: Crescent rolls are extremely addicting. Bring extra because you WILL want more...

Step 1: Go Camping, and HIKE

Go on a hike while you wait for the perfect time to make a campfire, and work up your appetite for calorie loaded crescent rolls. And take pictures of your hike. LOTS of pictures.

Step 2: Find Your Way Back and Play With Fire


Ok, well maybe not exactly, don't go lighting your tent on fire or anything. After you've gone back to your campsite and taken off your hiking boots and socks, your going to need to light a fire to make your crescent rolls over. Your going to want hot coals for baking crescent rolls, so get the fire going early, and then you can make and eat crescent rolls right after dinner.

Step 3: Break Out the Crescent Rolls!


Ok, so once you have your fire going and you are waiting for it to burn down to a pile of embers, carve your stick to roast your crescent roll on. Look for a nice stick that is rather thick, about as thick as your picky or so, and has a Y bend in it. After slicing the bark off the Y and the handle, "braid" the crescent roll around the Y. This will make the dough thinner than if it is simply wrapped around the stick, reduces cooking time and allows it to cook evenly and doesn't leave you with a gross sticky mass of uncooked dough in the center. Yuck.

Step 4: Lets Get Funky!

Ok, so now your probably thinking "Great. I just finished my delicious crescent roll. Now what?" Well, Paul told me about how he, on his last camping trip, cooked chocolate inside of his crescent rolls, almost like a chocolate croissant, and said that they were delicious. After hearing about this I couldn't wait to try it. They were absolutely delicious. Here is how you can make your very own warm chocolate filled crescent roll.

Step 5: Now Your Done. Enough Said


So, if you haven't figured it out already, your done. Go clean your stick, brush your teeth, and enjoy the fire. Crack jokes, elaborate on current events, or order your personal robot slave to bring you a drink, I don't care. Enjoy!

Cheers,
Buckminsterfullerene

Comments

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geoslim13 (author)2010-08-19

i would like someone to post a recipe for crescent roll DOUGH so that people can take baggies instead of cans for weight and yes i know the cans don't weigh much but still i like to carry as little weight as possible i think that is why i was under weight not on purpose its just that for some reason when i eat junk food i loose weight and when i eat healthy i gain weight i know it dosent sound true but it is

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dawncwoodworth (author)geoslim132015-05-15

Those "cans" only have metal ends. The tube is all paper.

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WilmaSue (author)geoslim132010-08-19

Why not just take the dough out of the can before hand and put it in the baggie ????? If you are worried about it sticking, a little flour dusted in the bag or on the dough before putting in the bag should keep that to a minimum.

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syco123 (author)WilmaSue2010-10-21

Because backpackers carry dry food when they can to reduce weight. Same result for less weight. Every ounce counts, when you save where you can your pack ends up pounds lighter. Dry flour also has an indefinite shelf life. Also a bulky can uses up precious space in you pack, while a bag of flour will mold to fit any space.

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As long as you keep it cold and away from the air, otherwise the dough will rise. Or you could just pack it, the paper can weighs about 20 grams or so, nothing that can weigh you down when backpacking

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stone3408 (author)geoslim132010-08-24

Use bisquick powder. Preseason the powder with garlic powder and herbs put it in a baggie. Mix it up (right in the baggie) with water when you get where you are going. Litle mess and easy to carry out. Glaze the outside as you are cooking with a little water and sprinkle with salt. They taste even better in the middle of no place. I cook them the way levi506 recommends.

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syco123 (author)geoslim132010-08-19

If you're backpacking and don't want to carry a can of crescent rolls, you can use self raising flour (lighter than even the mix out of the can) and make twists. You can even use plain flour. If you add baking powder (6 cups plain flour to 3 tbls baking powder and mix well when dry) you have self raising flour. Add a pinch of salt to taste. Add jam or honey for a delicious salty/sweet treat. Backpackers start collecting the little packets when you eat out or buy a small plastic jar to transfer some jam into. Put it inside your cookware for protection. Parents, sick of your kids bouncing off the walls after eating smores? Try twists, the British smore! https://www.instructables.com/id/Making-Campfire-Twists/ Indian (sub continent) and Native American flat breads are good too if you have a pan or suitable thin rock. Navajo flat bread and honey is really good.

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dawncwoodworth (author)2015-05-15

Chocolate and marshmallows, YUMMY! Thank you for this. Very well done.

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Gutoboranga (author)2014-01-12

Man, that looks great!! It's a pity here in Brazil we don't have these Crescent Rounds..

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ennael54 (author)2013-12-25

I have been making something like this for 50 years, since the first time I went to camp at the age of 10. I use a large dowel (I have several that I use for this purpose) and use canned biscuit dough. You have to cover the end of the dowel and the sides as high as the dough can be stretched. You do not want any holes as you will be filling it with jam, whipped cream and chocolate syrup - imagination is your only limitation. I have even made up chicken salad (chopping the chicken finely) and egg salad to stuff in the biscuits. Yum. Oh, by the way, I started the sticks out by washing the dowels thoroughly and using oil on the ends to season the sticks. I also drilled a hole in one end and have a handle of leather lacing through it to hang the sticks up. After the first use or two, the sticks are virtually non-stick from the fat in the dough. We take them camping all the time.

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SmD71nG (author)2013-08-10

oh....my....GLOB! Going camping tonight So doing this, you rock!

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TahiaDesign (author)2013-01-31

Brillant!!

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Menen (author)2012-09-23

Brilliant.

Simply Brilliant.

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Renee! (author)2012-09-11

How creative! Not to mention tasty!! Thanks for the mushroom tip, too.

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ThatKnottyguy (author)2012-04-10

SOME might call it a... Trail... (wait for it)... Fail!!!! Hahahaha

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SIRJAMES09 (author)2011-08-21

This was an awesome read!!!
I never thought about doing this with crescent rolls or any other types of rolls...but I will now!! Can't wait to try this!!
Thank you for sharing Sir.

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Pangox (author)2011-08-21

This looks great! Can't wait to try it out on my next camping trip. The kids are going to love it.

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bushcraftnewbie (author)2011-05-18

that knife you have, thats a morakniv! i was looking at buying one, whats your opinoin?

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greeneyedJill (author)2011-01-17

This looks delicious! I can't wait to try it! Thanks for posting.

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TechDante (author)2010-10-07

ok quick question being from the uk does any other uk person know of an equivalent to the cresent roll in a tube

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.... not that it lasts for very long. One meal and it will be gone!

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Techdante: dead easy. Buy a packet of frozen puff pastry, make a long thin sausage like shape out of it and wrap it around the forked stick. Long as the "sausage" is not more than 1" (2,5cm) thick, will cook ok and very tasty. You can roll it in advance and keep in in a sealed plastic bag, so that you are not fiddling around with a lump of defrosted pastry in the woods.

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LEVI506 (author)2010-08-19

YOU'RE DOING THIS THE HARD WAY. WE'VE BEEN MAKING "HOBO BISCUITS" FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER. USE A NEW, GREEN, WILLOW STICK, A HALF INCH IN DIAMETER (OR A THREE FOOT LONG HALF INCH DOWEL). PEEL THE END AND WRAP A BISCUIT AROUND THE STICK. ELONGATED THE BISCUIT, PUT ONE END ON THE END OF THE STICK AND WRAP. MASHED IT TOGETHER AND BAKE OVER HOT COALS UNTIL GOLDEN BROWN. THE BISCUIT WILL EASILY PULL OFF THE STICK WHEN ITS DONE. THEN THE BEST PART, STUFF THE HOLE WITH BUTTER AND JAM. IF YOU'RE THE ADULT, YOU'LL BE LUCKY TO GET "ONE" AFTER THE KIDS ARE DONE.

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I think your caps lock is stuck. cool idea. Biscuits on a stick. Submit it to the stuff on a stick contest :)

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MAYBE MY CAPS LOCK KEY IS STUCK TOO!!! lol!

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syco123 (author)SwimmingRox2010-10-21

I"M JUST A BIT DEAF!
:)

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A NAIL THRU THE FINGER (FROM A NAIL GUN) MAKES IT HARD TO USE THE SHIFT LEVER. SORRY!

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SwimmingRox (author)LEVI5062010-08-21

Ow!!!

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-chase- (author)2010-08-31

Those cresent rolls on a stick really do look delicious...

So much so my stomach just growled as I was looking at the first picture you posted of them and adding some gravey in thought to dip them in.... ;0)

thanks for posting.

- chase -

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mattbomb (author)2010-08-28

i love this thank you for sharing. and the creativity is awesome.

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pfdanielson (author)2010-08-19

Delicious noms!!!!!!! i experienced this instructable first hand. 5 stars!

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Thx!!!!!!!

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No PRBLM!!!!!!!!!

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caramama (author)2010-08-19

Definitely try them with a marshmallow inside & a little cinnamon sugar dusted on the outside. We made them (in the oven at home) for Easter this year - if you Google "Resurrection Rolls" you can find detailed instructions, but really it's just wrapping the roll around a big marshmallow & some cinnamon sugar on top. The marshmallow totally melts & kind of soaks into the roll... now I'm all hungry...

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nomij (author)2010-08-19

GENIUS!!! Ooo...Ooo.... How about Chocolate and MARSHMELLOW inside!! S'more Cresent Roll PLEASE (Mali-num-num :D)

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I actually did give that some consideration, but was hesitant because I did not know how well the marshmallow would go with the crescent roll bread :P

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Hey, great minds think alike! (though fools seldom differ...). I was in Monteal this past winter, and the McDonalds was selling a promotional pie, (like their apple pie). It was a smores pie, and was rather tastey! Pasty and marshmellow went well there! My motto is, Experiements with sugar rarely turn out bad! I'm rather excited to give this a try with my kids! Thanks again for sharing :D

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SwimmingRox (author)2010-08-19

YUM! do you just eat it right off the stick?

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Sure! I personally like to rip bits off and eat them.

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moorashky (author)2010-08-19

What a great instructable! Never occured to me to bake anything on a stick! I own a home in Lexington, about 10 miles from North Lake and have spent many summers at both lakes and campgrounds in the area. I want to ditto the comment on using local firewood,the blight of destructive larvae is unbelievable! The damage to old growth conifers on my property is devastating and very sad.I can LITERALLY hear them muching away day and night. Will certainly be using this method of baking in a day or 2!

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GWJax (author)2010-08-19

What a great idea and instructable.. Thanks for sharing it with us.. Jax

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chabias (author)2010-08-19

One thing that should be mentioned....make sure you use LOCAL firewood, meaning within 50 miles of where you are camping and be sure to burn ALL of the wood before you leave the campsite. NY State has laws on this now to prevent invasive species of insects that can destroy trees. Some of you may know about the Emerald Ash Borer beetle problem currently going on, but about 30 new invasive species are found EACH YEAR. Please help control this problem and save our trees!

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Yes! Great point to make. No invasive species for me. We always use wood that is bought local or at the campground

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The place I go camping there's always several fallen trees that you can use. Frankly it would be nuts for me to hike in with wood. I'm already bringing 2.5 gallons of water and 50lb of gear. But along this line people in the north east look out for the Asian longhorned beetle.

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lucek (author)2010-08-19

You have to post this now. I could have used this about 2 months ago.

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buckminsterfullerene (author)2010-08-18

I realized after looking over step three that I had a few pictures out of order! OH NO! Sorry if anyone got confused and ended up with a crescent roll that turned out horribly wrong and ate you :D

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groo (author)2010-08-18

How long did you cook them for just a ruff idea please.

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groo (author)groo2010-08-18

thank you will try it out with my cub scouts.

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About four or five min, until they are browning. See step 3, pic 14

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Doggie Stylish (author)2010-08-18

*awesome* 'ible!! I will be making these next year. Thanks for sharing :):)

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