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Make Dough And Bake A Bread

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How To Make Bread Dough And Bake A bread

After High School I was called up to do my two year stint in the army, years later I was transferred to Internal Affairs. Internal Affairs would normally dispatch you to a base camp in the rural areas, two hundred miles from shops, and making a meal from Ratpacks and biscuits eventually becomes monotonous

A few mothers got together and put together a few easy to prepare recipes in the form of a small recipe book, printed by the Internal Affairs and handed to the lads before they were pushed off to their base camps in the wild.

This little recipe book was called the ( Keep Cookery For Beginners), I still have mine and it is still very handy.

The base camps normally did have a stove, the electricity was supplied by a generator.

If an oven was not available, do not despair all is not lost, there is another way.

Make a wood fire so that you can have coals and ash. Now dig a hole in the ground a little bit bigger than your bread pan, cover the bread in the pan with a lid so that dirt can not enter.

Place the pan and bread into the hole and fill the sides up with hot coals and ash and on top of the pan lid.Continually add coals until the bread is baked, enjoy.

Bread Dough

Bread dough rising
Bread dough rising | Source

Stores List

You are going to be sent into the bush so before you report for duty, first head to the grocery store and buy these, remember you will be gone for six weeks

You will be taken to your destination on the back of a truck. and there will be plenty of room for your box of groceries.


Fresh baked doughnuts
Fresh baked doughnuts | Source

Shopping List

Tea Coffee Powdered Milk Sugar Salt

Pepper Tomato Sauce Vanilla Essence Vinegar Flour

Cooking Oil Margarine Cheese Rice Yeast

Packets of Soup Canned Tomatoes Jelly Powder

Onions Curry Powder Bi-carbonate of Soda

Bay Leaves Mixed Herbs Mixed Spice

Cheese Spaghetti Gravy Browning

Canned Meat Peanut Butter

Fresh Beef Mince ( note you will need a cooler bag and ice to keep the meat fresh until you arrive at your destination.

The list is for your preference and do not forget the beer and coke.

Bread Loaf

Bread loaf in pan
Bread loaf in pan | Source

Ingredients for Dough

  • 1 tablespoon margarine or lard
  • 1 teaspoon dried yeast
  • half pint warm water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups flour

Cook Time

Prep time: 3 hours
Cook time: 1 hour
Ready in: 4 hours
Yields: 3


  1. Soak the dried yeast in a little lukewarm water for 10 minutes.Rub the margarine or lard into the flour. Make a hole in the center of this and add the yeast mixture with the half a pint of warm liquid. Cover the yeast and water with a little of the flour and sprinkle the salt on the flour around the side of the bowl (not on the yeast mixture).
  2. Cover the bowl with a cloth and leave in a warm place for about 20 minutes to rise. Mix the yeast and flour together with the hands until all the flour is used up. knead well.
  3. Cover with a dry cloth and leave and leave in a warm place until about twice the size - approximately 1 to 2 hours. Knead again and shape into loaves, and place into bread pan. Leave in warm place for 10 minutes, then bake in a hot oven until cooked. The Time varies on the size of the bread.

One Slice Bread Nutrition Value

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 slice
Calories 66
Calories from Fat18
% Daily Value *
Fat 2 g3%
Carbohydrates 12 g4%
Sugar 1 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 170 mg7%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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Savoury Mince

Fry a finely chopped onion and tomato in a little fat, then slowly add mince, breaking it up with a fork and ensuring it is browned on all sides.

Add seasoning, a pinch of mixed herbs, a dash of sauce to your taste, water if necessary to form a thin gravy mixture.

simmer for a half to an hour and then put this on top of a slice of your fresh baked bread.


Pepproni Pizza

Pepperoni Pizza
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Pizza Substitute For Bread

Pizza a quick easy meal


Season two cupfuls of self raising flour and mix to a dough with cold water until you have a consistency allowing you to take a piece the size of a golf ball and flatten out with your fingers to a thin pancake.

heat a little oil in a pan and fry the pizza until golden brown.

Onto your pizza pile chopped tomatoes, onion and grated cheese, chopped bacon and pineapple, the choice is yours what to use, experiment.

Sprinkle with salt pepper and herbs.

Place under grill to melt and brown, and enjoy.


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