Just Add Water.
“All I want to do is add water.” “I want to show up, ram some water in, and eat.” “No dishes. If there are dishes I’m out. Just add water, thats it.” Needless to say Gerald has a pretty solid, and unwavering, idea of what he wants. Even when we are staying at some of the Alpine Club Huts (with full kitchens including ovens!) he want nothing more than add water meals. While I am occasionally disappointed, it does add a whole level of challenge to my cooking objectives.
This week the challenge was to make a stellar backpacking berry cobbler that I would not have to bake. Simply add boiling water and enjoy. We had a number of almost finished cans of freeze dried fruit so I simple selected a number of berries, butter, sugar, cornstarch, and vanilla powder and placed them into a Mylar bag. For the topping, because I wouldnt be baking it onto the cobbler I decided to bake it at home and take it in a bag to place on top of the fruit after it had rehydrated. Here is the recipe: