With the Covid 19 restrictions we are under at the moment and the advice from our governments to stay at home to stop or slow the spread of the virus I thought I’d share one or two simple camping recipes you could try at home.
Bannock bread is a great recipe to know when you’re cooking in the hills, on the road or have nothing at home except porridge! It’s a traditional flat bread that was eaten in Scotland and parts of Ireland. There are loads of variations but the basic ingredients are usually oats, water/milk, butter/oil/lard, salt and herbs and spices to add.
It’s quick, simple and nutritious.
I’m using a Trangia-27 storm stove set;
Melt butter in a heated pan.
Add enough water to half a cup of oats to make the oats pliable and doughy(about 2 or 3 tablespoons).
Add the melted butter to the oats.
Add a teaspoon of salt – ( you can also add whatever herbs you like, thyme & rosemary would be good).
Knead the dough to a flat shape about half an inch thick – adding a few dry oats to the surface you are kneading on prevents the dough from sticking.
Add the flat dough to a hot pan and fry on both sides for about 3 to 4 minutes until it changes to a golden brown colour.
It’s great with jam!