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Old 04-13-2017, 08:27 AM   #1
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Bread baking while camping

Who bakes bread while camping? What method do you use to bake it? Do you have a go to recipe? Do you bake sour dough?
I bake bread while camping in the Cobb grill or a Dutch oven. I received a small pizza stone for Christmas and plan to try a loaf in my collapsible Coleman oven. I often take sour dough with me to make up sour dough no knead bread.
Let's hear your bread techniques.. Terry
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Who bakes bread while camping? What method do you use to bake it? Do you have a go to recipe? Do you bake sour dough?
I bake bread while camping in the Cobb grill or a Dutch oven. I received a small pizza stone for Christmas and plan to try a loaf in my collapsible Coleman oven. I often take sour dough with me to make up sour dough no knead bread.
Let's hear your bread techniques.. Terry
Sorry. Can't help. Our bread technique encompasses a trip to the deli section of the nearest grocery store. When camping, we have many more things we would rather do than baking bread. We consider that a "back home" activity.
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Here's a recent thread on baking bread while camping. It includes a link to an older discussion, too.
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I've basically decided it won't be happening in my camper. I have an oven, but I think it's too small, doesn't get hot enough, and I don't want all that heat in my camper. If I had some sort of outside oven it might be different, but even then, I'd have to learn a different technique. The way I do it is a bit of mess (and bread dough is a great sink clogger) and takes a lot of counter space.

Like people mention in the linked thread (just a couple down from this one if you look), sourdough pancakes or something similar to that is a much better option. But with an outdoor oven, you'd definitely have more luck.

I just bake when I'm in a house, and stock up. I slice it and put it in the freezer. Not the same as fresh-out-of-the-oven bread, but still a lot better than what you get at a grocery store.
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Who bakes bread while camping? What method do you use to bake it? Do you have a go to recipe? Do you bake sour dough?
I bake bread while camping in the Cobb grill or a Dutch oven. I received a small pizza stone for Christmas and plan to try a loaf in my collapsible Coleman oven. I often take sour dough with me to make up sour dough no knead bread.
Let's hear your bread techniques.. Terry
:Terry we now have a oven in our last two MH's my wife bakes bread as she is non Gluten and likes her bread more than whole wheat, I occasionaly eat hers as she has got past the Sawdust taste and smell I now eat it most of the time. Her loads are great in size but at first she got holes in them like the ones u would see inside a rock, it turned out when the oven light burned out her holes disappeared I guess the heat from the light caused the dough to rise to fast.
We also do a lot of Pizza's, small roasts etc. in that little oven.
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If I wanted fresh bread while camping I would do it the same way I do at home - Bread Machine. Quick, Easy, no muss, no fuss. And the bread is pretty good too.
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My camp bread baking is done outside the camper. Actually, all my cooking is done outside.

Interesting how people approach baking, or not, bread.

I love the fact there are so many kinds and techniques available. It intrigues me that you can take flour, salt and water and manipulate it to taste very different. You can even add commercial yeast, or not.

Just thought it would be fun to see if others shared the same interest and if they carried it to the extreme of outdoor baking.
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I would love to, but not yet. Not buying any more "equipment" any time in the near future, and I'm only just starting to learn how to bake bread.

I've baked 4 times now; just started this winter. Using my own sourdough starter. I'm going to try sourdough pancakes for the first time tomorrow morning (buckwheat). Exciting.

Once I figure out what I'm doing a little better, I think I'll be willing to experiment more. I've had good results every time so far, but that's because I'm very closely following the instructions on a sourdough baking website I found. I don't really know what I'm doing, but I do know how to follow instructions.

Once I get it down better, I think I'll start looking into some outdoor bread methods.
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ZachO, everyone starts where you are. Won't be long until you are giving masterpieces away, because you are getting better and better.

No special equipment needed for camp baking. Even a grill can be used, once you get the hang of it. There are flat breads you can do on griddles or skillets. The possibilities are endless.

Good luck on your journey.
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Thanks!

Well, by special equipment I just mean buying stuff I don't have. I don't have a grill

Right now I'm looking for work and so there's no room for unnecessary expenses, even simple stuff like that.
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I haven't tried bread or cake baking as we have no oven. Sometime this summer I might try doing some Naan on the grill.
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I make English muffins while camping, in a cast iron skillet. I've taken the muffin rings and wrapped them in foil to make biscuits - they sit above the grill grates at low temperature. That seemed to work out well. I love making bread, so maybe I'll try that while camping, in the form of rolls, which would cook much quicker. We don't have an oven, so I would have to haul a toaster oven along, but I much prefer experimenting with the Weber Q since we have that with us anyway.
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If your BBQ is tall enough, you can use an over stone in it and bake what you like. This really evens out the heat. Our stone is cut from a 1/2" travertine marble tile. Pizza, buns, mac 'n cheese, chickens, roasts, etc, can all be done in the gas BBQ.
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Baking bread in a campsite could be very dangerous. The smell draws in too many undesirables who would steal your bread right out of your hands. Much like cooking Carne Asada.

Now if you want to be the party headquarters go for it.
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Marsha - may I check some terminology with you? I am originally a Brit, now living in Canada, and some words just mean different things in different places!


You mentioned muffins. Are these the cake like items often made with healthier ingredients and cooked in small cake tins? Blueberry muffins, cranberry muffins, bran muffins etc.. Or maybe you mean English muffins that are a bit like a bread dough pancake.


You also mentioned using rings. Do you mean crumpet rings? How do they help with making biscuits? Have you had any success with making your own crumpets (I can make 'sort of' crumpets but haven't got to where I can make them just like the ones from the bakery).


As a Brit I know the word biscuit to mean a thin, usually crunchy thing like a cookie. However, my Canadian in-laws call scones biscuits. What sort of things were you making with those rings?


Hope you can understand this - I've been living with this confusion in terminology for many years. Mostly I just try to remember that when Person A says biscuit they mean an English style one and that Person B means a scone. I hardly ever meet anyone who isn't British who know what a crumpet is.
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Reading her post, what I see is "english muffins", so the bread-like breakfast things you'd toast then add butter and maybe jelly, or egg and cheese and sausage for a breakfast sandwich. Not sweet. Basically toast. Often sourdough.

Muffin tin, is I'm thinking what she means by "rings". A cookie sheet but with a bunch of small round depressions to contain the muffins and shape them.

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Web search on English Muffins led me to an Alten Brown recipe that uses rings that one puts the dough into on the griddle. I think it was foodnetworks, or something.

I am no more able to make muffins than I am able to put in a link to the site! At least I now know what rings are. This would be easier camping than rolling out dough and cutting into circles.

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You have illustrated my problem with terminology. I call those things crumpets - and there is no way I'd try making them while camping.
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