Recipes From The Woodstove and Firepit

This Page is for recipes that I have made in my woodcook/heat stove and the grill/outside firepit.

NEW GO TO Single Rise Bread Recipe

My New GO TO bread Recipe. 

In large mixer or bowl:

2 1/2 Cups Hot Water (120-130*f)
1 Tablespoon Sea Salt
1/3 Cup Melted Butter
1/3 Cup Honey
2 Tablespoons Yeast
1 Egg

Mix together. Then add 7 1/2 cups flour. Any combination of white and wheat. Mix then knead 10 minutes. Divide in two and place in greased bread pans. Let rise until it peaks over the top of the pans (about 30-40 min). Bake in 350* oven for aprox 25 min. Remove from oven and butter tops. Let cool completely before slicing.

In addition to mixtures of wheat and white flour I have also used Barley and Spelt flour. For extras I have also added a handful each of flax seed, chia seed and sunflower seeds. 


• 2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted before measuring
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 2 tablespoons butter
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 1 egg or 1.5 eggs worth of reconstituted egg
• 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
• 2 tablespoons vinegar and enough regular milk to make 1/2 cup

Into a bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt. Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg; beat well. Stir in vanilla.
Add combined vinegar and milk alternately with dry ingredients; stir just until well blended.
Roll small quantities of the dough at a time, to about 1/3-inch thick. Cut doughnuts with a 2 1/2-inch cutter and let stand for about 10 minutes. Fry in hot oil at about 365° (I don't ever know the temp I guess) to a nice golden brown. Turn once. Fry only 3 or 4 batches at a time to keep fat from cooling down. Drain on paper towels. Makes about 18 doughnuts.
I use a dutch oven lowered into a removable burner at the top of my firebox. I usually use Vegitable ot Canola oil you can also use Fat. We also sometimes use cookie cutters to make it more fun for the kids. Star and flower shapes work well.


2 1/2 c all purpose flour
1 tbsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 c brown sugar
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2c butter softened
1 tbsp Vanilla
1 c milk
2 eggs
2 c Chocolate chips (I used semi sweet)

Sift together dry ingrediants, cut in butter until crumbs add eggs, milk, vanilla. Mix well scraping bowl (batter will be a little lumpy). Fold in Chocolate chips. Pour into greased and floured 9x13 pan. Bake in pre-heated oven. Aprox 350* 25-30min.

For frosting I melted 1 cup of chocolate chips with 1 tbsp butter and 1/4 c milk in a double boiler. Then I spread it over the top of the hot cake after I took it out of the oven. Then I let it cool for a while and put butter cream frosting on top and then swirled it with the chocolate.
*I think this would be really good also with mint. Either a mint extract in the cake or frosting or even using mint chocolate chips.

The starter that I have is a family airloom but there are several ways to make starter.
2c flour
2c water
1 pkg yeast
 Mix well in glass container. Let stand on counter over night. Feed once a week equal parts water & flour.
Some starters also call for a tbsp of honey or sugar to get it started.
You can even collect wild yeast by leaving your water/flour mixture outside for a day or two.
*Alaska residence wild yeast will be best captured after thaw when things are blooming ;)



1c flour
1/2c sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1c starter
1/2 c Apple Sauce (or oil)
1/2 tsp Vanilla

Mix well and spread evenly in 8x8x2 greased pan.

Top with: (optional can use whatever you have)
1/2c chopped nuts
1/2c berries (fresh, frozen or dried) I like blue berries, cranberries, or raisins
1/2 stick melted butter
3/4c brown sugar (maple or birch syrup is really good also)

Poke dimples all over top to help the butter and brown sugar go down. Bake at aprox 350*F for 30min



1 can of chillie beans (spicy pinto beans not actual chillie)
1 can kidney beans
1 tbsp chillie powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 kilbasa or smoked sausage
2c uncooked rice

Cook Kilbasa and cut into chunks. Add all beans with juice, powders, rice and water (as directed depending on type of rice using) cook until rice is tender.



2 eggs
1 1/2c Sugar
2c Milk
1/2 tsp Salt
3 tsp Vanilla

Whisk eggs until fluffy then whisk in other ingrediants. Add enough clean snow to make thick.





  1. I enjoyed your blog. It looks like you havent written in a while but I surfed around in it for a while.

  2. Very cool. How fun to read all of this ! What made you decide to move to Alaska?