I thought it was time for a dessert. This is another one from Chef Glen’s Recipes for Adventure (ISBN 9781484861349) that I tried for the first time a couple of weeks ago in Great Basin National Park.
Ingredients for 1 Large Serving (537 Calories):
3/4 Cup Dried Strawberries
1 1/2 Cups Dried Angel Food Cake (in pieces)
5 Tbsp Sweetened Cocoa Mix
3/4 Cup Water to Rehydrate
At Home: Pack dehydrated strawberries and sweetened cocoa mix in separate small ziptop bags. Chocolate milk powder works well (I used Nesquik). Enclose in a larger ziptop bag with the dried angel food cake.
On the Trail: Combine strawberries with water in a pot. Light stove and warm for ten minutes over low flame to slowly warm and rehydrate the strawberries and create juice.
Combine cocoa powder with four teaspoons of water in a second pot, or move strawberries to a cup or bowl if only one pot is available. Stir continuously over low flame, adding more water slowly until the chocolate sauce reaches a desired consistency.
In your bowl, cover the strawberries with cake. Push the cake down into the strawberry juice but don’t stir. This allows some cake to absorb the juices and some to remain crunchy. Drizzle chocolate sauce over the top. Too much sauce can overpower the other flavors. Enjoy.