(SurvivalDaily.com) – Bread is often a staple at the dining table, and it can work for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Making your own bread is actually pretty simple, but what if you don’t have an oven to bake it in? Luckily, there’s an alternative way to make bread without the use of an oven.
First, you’ll need the necessary ingredients, which are:
- 1 cup of flour
- ½ tablespoon of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- ½ cup of cold water
You’ll need to mix the dry ingredients thoroughly before adding in the water to form a thick dough. The water cannot be warm or hot as the baking powder will activate with heat and cause your bread to rise incorrectly.
Once you have your dough at the right consistency, smash it into a circle that’s about ¾-inch thick. Next, you’ll need the necessary heat to cook the bread; low heat works best. If you’re using a campfire, make sure to get a nice, even bed of coals to cook your bread on. Place your dough onto a pan greased with lard or butter.
Set the pan and bread over the coals and cover, allowing the bread to cook for 7-8 minutes. Next remove the cover. The top should feel stiffer than before, indicating the bread is ready to be flipped. Flip the bread over, cover and set on the coals for another 7-8 minutes.
When the time is up, your bread should be ready to consume. You can check for undercooked bread by sticking a small wood sliver into the center of the loaf; if the wood comes out without dough stuck to it, it’s done. If you have dough stuck to the wood, cook for a little longer.
As stated in the recipe, you’ll need water to make the bread. However, in the wilderness, there isn’t a tap for water, so you’re likely going to need to clean it first. Check out how to clean water in the wild so you know you’re making your bread with clean water. Just be sure to let the water cool completely before using it.
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