Two of the many things that I love in this world are pancakes and camping. So when we embarked on our Fourth of July camping extravaganza (you should have seen our trunk) to Provincetown, Massachusetts, I brought along my whisk, cast iron pan, pancake mix and blueberries for early morning camping pancakes.
When I say campfire, I’m actually referring to a mini webber charcoal grill our friends brought with them (the campsite doesn’t allow open fires). Because it was my first time making pancakes on a grill there were some bumps along the way. Bump number one was getting the cast iron pan temperature right.
Charcoals are HOT when they’re white and smoldering so I’d recommend not waiting this long. Really high heat is great for meats but for pancakes you want nice, even, medium heat. We did NOT get that on the first try. Our butter scorched and smoked causing us to have to clean out the pan and start all over again.