Hi! I know that this is a very general question that is baking related, but I am unsure about something and you all are the experts in my opinion.
My son is off to go camping tonight and is making cornbread for his Scout troop tomorrow night. He wants to mix the wet ingredients (milk, eggs, oil) together in a glass jar today so they can just pour it in the dry tomorrow. It will be kept in a cooler, although it might colder outside of it as it is projected to be a high of 20 degrees. (Yikes!)
Does mixing the wet the night before sound fine or does that cause a problem by doing so?
Thanks for your help! It seems fine, but I just wanted to make sure.
The milk and oil is no problem i would worry about the eggs. If you use the pasteurized eggs that come in a carton there wouldn't be a problem.
Thanks! I thought if it was all kept cold that we were good to go. They need to use real eggs, so I can try to package them so they don't break and they can add them there. Putting it all together in advance just seemed so easy, but getting a bunch of Scouts sick is not ideal!
i have no input, but hope your son has fun, my baby bro's go this weekend tonight-sunday, and by sunday afternoon it's supposed to have snown 5inches!
I'm no expert, but I know that friends have mixed wet ingredients in one container and dry in another and put it all together at the campsite.
Just a suggestion: Pack a couple extra eggs in case of breakage, or if they get a bloody one.
Thanks for the input! I actually just called the Dept. of Agriculture as he really wants to do it this way and they said as long as it is kept cold, it isn't an issue. We will do a test run to see how well it bakes up and if eggs get sent along, I will use your wise advice Sarah and pack extra! Thanks everyone!
I don't know if you still have time but you could always buy the yellow plastic egg cartons in the camping section of a store. (maybe Walmart ?) That's what we use when we go camping to keep the eggs from breaking.
Something like this:
Thanks xstitcher! I didn't even know about those!
i have one of those egg carriers and they are awesome.
When you first use it you think your going to break all the eggs just by closing it, but they dont.
I've held it -full of eggs- from the handle and swung it around, put it in the back seat of the car while driving
and no broken eggs yet.
As long as it's kept cold it won't be a problem... the milk and oil won't have any adverse effects on the eggs.
Sounds like it will be a chilly camping trip! I bet that will be the best cornbread. I find everything tastes better on a camping trip.