We have had this dream for more than a year and having it so close seems almost too real.
We all have our aches and pains, my brother-in-law (injury free until now) even went as far as to break his wrist this weekend so as not to be left out! But nothing is stopping us now – we can’t stop the magic!
My last mission was to produce bread. Normally pot-bread is prepared in a large cast iron pot, lovingly placed next to the fire with coals placed on the lid – this is called a Dutch Oven. A great piece of equipment – if I could take along my ox-wagon but not when I’ve spent R1000 on a sleeping bag that weighs 650g to save weight!
The question is - can you make good fresh bread, in a very light weight 20cm diameter camping pot, where the lid is actually the frying pan and only using a gas burner? The answer is: “Yes you can if you follow my instructions”.
New Age Pot Bread
2 Cups of Cake flour
15ml Baking Powder
15ml Milk Powder
Water to mix
Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
Add enough water to make a dough.
The dough is very similar to a scone dough.
Grease the inside of your pot well and place the dough in.
Cover tightly with tin foil and the "lid" so it is tight fitting.
Cook on the gas on a very low heat for about 25-30 minutes.
Open the bread, tap the bottom, if it sounds hollow it is cooked.
I turned it over and browned the top a little.