Saturday, July 18, 2015

Canfastic Campfire Bread

As many of us head out to local campgrounds, foremost in our minds is the quest for quick, space-saving recipes. This simple bread is easy to make and tote. Carry the well-mixed dry ingredients in a zippered plastic bag, adding the wet ingredients after youve set up camp. This recipe comes from Fast and Easy Company Treats, a cookbook I wrote a whole lot of years ago, when I was a toddler. Yeah ... that’s it! A toddler ... yeah! Below this post is another very easy campfire bread. 

Canfastic Campfire Bread:

1-1/2 c. packaged biscuit mix (such as Bisquick)

1/2 c. cornmeal
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
3 tbsp. skim milk powder
1/2 c. chopped walnuts, toasted
2 tbsp. canola oil plus enough water to make 1 c. 
2 clean, empty 14-oz. or 19-oz. well-washed cans, one end removed from each
Deep saucepan with lid
Enough water to half-fill saucepan, with extra water for topping up 
Canning tongs and/or heat-proof oven gloves
Wire rack for cooling

Combine biscuit mix, cornmeal, salt, sugar, skim milk powder, and walnuts. Mix well. Stir in combined oil and water, mixing only until dry ingredients are moistened. Spoon into well greased cans, 1/2-to-2/3 full, covering with heavy-duty foil. Using canning tongs or silicone gloves, lower into saucepan of simmering water to a depth halfway up cans. Cover saucepan, steaming cans 35-to-40 min. Be  sure to check water level often, adding more as needed. Skewer inserted into centre of loaf should come out clean. Transfer filled cans to rack, cooling 10 min. before removing loaves. Slice when completely cool. Yields 2 small loaves with 6 slices per loaf.

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