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Breadmaking without a breadmaker while traveling
cook two loaves in one container
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.