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Breadmaking without a breadmaker while traveling

Updated on May 6, 2011

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Make your own bread without a breadmaker

If you are not close enough to the shops while camping out like we were on a friends farm then you don’t have to be a genius to make a couple of loaves of bread to keep you going until the next shopping trip into town.


This is the recipe that I made, although you can make many variations to this. I had some wholemeal bread flour I had forgotten that I packed into the van before leaving home.


Home made bread:


700 grams flour

2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups of warm water

2 tbs or sachet of bread yeast


Sift 500 grams of the flour make a well into this. Then in another dish beat sugar and yeast together. Pour this and the warm water into the flour and stir to a moist dough and beat or mix well with a wooden spoon.


Cover and leave to stand in warm place until the dough doubles in size. Depending on the type of yeast it could take 1-2 hours.


Then turn out onto a floured board using remainder of the flour. Add the salt and mix to even textured dough. Shape into loaf or divide and make into 2 loaves. Place into the tin using to cook in.

Leave to rise in warm place until double the size. This may take 30 or 40 minutes.


Place in hot oven or camp oven until loaf has risen and brown then move to cooler part of oven or cooler coals to finish cooking through about 40 minutes.


When cool break the two loaves apart.


You can vary this recipe by adding garlic, or any type of seasoning flavours of your choice. Or you could make small bread rolls instead.





As it turned out, the weather turned cool so I boiled my kettle then stood the bread mixture on top to rise, re-boiling when it cooled. Also covered with greaseproof paper and wrapped up in a towel to keep warmth in.



Cooking in a camp oven

Their are many other things that are simple to cook with the use of a camp oven. Camp oven cooking in my opinion has more flavour in it than the normal cooked meals.

Whether it is the smoke added flavour I am not sure, but this way of cooking is definitely a great thing for everyone to try. Especially while traveling through the bush while on holidays.


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    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      10 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Thanks for that good old memories. have to keep them alive thats for sure

    • Just_Rodney profile image

      Rodney Fagan 

      10 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      It was nice reading your hub as i then had a ouple of flashbacks, remembering the good old days.

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      10 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      just rodney, thanks for that, yes home cooked, grown anything always tastes better and gives us more satisfaction too. Loving the outdoors. Wish I had started doing this 10 years ago.

      Beats me, thanks for stopping by.

    • BeatsMe profile image


      10 years ago

      Your bread looks delicious, Eileen. :)

    • Just_Rodney profile image

      Rodney Fagan 

      10 years ago from Johannesberg South Africa, The Gold Mine City

      Right on Eileen, great hub. Did you not find trhat the plain old fashined bread tastes much better than the soft light nutrionionless bread that the shops produce?

      Great that the outdoors brings us closer to the home values and cleaner living styles!

    • Eileen Hughes profile imageAUTHOR

      Eileen Hughes 

      10 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      Jan Thanks for stopping by and reading my hub

      Angengland Thanks I hope this will help them. I have relatives in england but too far away to go and visit as I hate flying. my parents came to australia in 1923.

    • AngEngland profile image


      10 years ago from Oklahoma

      Very cool - what great timing on this hub publication! My in-law's just installed an indoor wood burning stove to save on propane costs so I will give them this recipe.

      Angela <><

    • Jan Mosbacher profile image

      Jan Mosbacher 

      10 years ago from Devon


      Cooking outdoors is one of the joys of camping, but I rarely make bread these days. Thanks for the reminder.

      I find bread or pizza cooked in a wood fired oven seems to taste better somehow.

      Best wishes



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