There is no better rig for baking fresh biscuits or corn bread or roasting meats than the folding reflector baker, yet, through badly made and managed fires, inexperienced campers/hunters usually succeed in burning the bottoms of their biscuits black before the tops have begun to brown. While certain woods such as long leaf pines will give a fire tall and hot enough to roast both the top and bottom at the same time, the reverse is true of most of the hardwoods.
The best fire for the baker is made by driving two pairs of stakes absolutely upright and about 18 inches high, each pair being 3 inches apart. Between them are slipped short 3-inch logs 2 feet long, one above the other, making a little wall of logs 18 inches high. Flat against this is built the fire of vertical sticks of hardwood well packed with dry chips and twigs.
When the biscuits are in the pan and ready to be done, touch off your fire, and you will have a roaring flame 30 inches high at once. The biscuits ought to rise and brown in ten minutes.
Have an extra green log handy and if you see that your faces are getting burnt before the tops are done, lay the log across the lower face of the baker where it will effectively stop 50% of the heat from reaching the oven.
Never let the baker become sooty or rusty, the pans can be as black as can be, but if your reflector baker is going to reflect heat it must be kept bright and shiny.
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