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Sunday, November 9, 2008

baking bread by the fire

A friend and i went hunting this weekend. after cooking a nice pot of cajun rice, i broke out the bread mix. before leaving for the trip, i premeasured 1 cup of wheat flour, 1 tsp baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt. i put this in a sandwich bag. this is enough bread for two people when adding to a meal. to make it i added water to the bag till it felt like dough. keep kneading the mixture till all the lumps are gone. there are many ways to cook it. the method i used was this. i took a peice of oak bark and patted out the dough till it looked to be the thickness i wanted. i scraped some hot coals out of the fire and made a small pile. i took another log and set it right next to the hot coals. then i proped the dough bark board up against the log so the coals would be under the bark. now i have heat underneath the dough and the heat of the fire cooking from the top. it took about 30 minutes to cook this way. it turned out good. next time i will flatten the dough out more because it was still a little raw in the center. i was going to wrap it around a stick and make club bread, but i put too much water in it so it was a little too soft to wrap around the stick. oh well, always learning.

i also have to remember to bring the butter next time.

God Bless,

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