Create successful ePaper yourself
Turn your PDF publications into a flip-book with our unique Google optimized e-Paper software.
Cooked on Coals to serve 8—If you want to try your hands at baking
bread outdoors, this campfire flatbread recipe is a great place to start.
No fancy wilderness oven required; the flatbread gets cooked straight
on the coals! Seriously, cooking bread on coals is a game changer.
The char adds the most delightful smoky flavour. And it’s not hard.
• 500 g plain white flour plus extra for dusting
• 500 g strong white bread flour
• 10 g powdered dried yeast
• 20 g fine salt
• 325 ml warm water
• 325 ml natural yoghurt warmed
• 2 tbsp good olive oil plus extra for coating
• Sturdy bowl
• Silicon mat or other clean surface to roll the breads on
• Rolling pin - or a wine bottle
1. To make the dough in a food processor: Place the flours, yeast,
and salt in the bowl of a food processor. In a jug, combine the
water, yoghurt, and olive oil and mix well. Start the food processor.
As it's running, pour the liquid ingredients into the shoot and
let the food processor run for a bit, until everything is well mixed.
Remove the dough from the food processor, knead a couple times
to form a ball. Place the dough in a clean bowl.
2. To make the dough by hand: Mix the flours, yeast, salt, water and
yoghurt in a bowl to form a sticky dough. If it seems really dry, and
you’re having trouble working all the flour into the dough, add more
water, a little bit at a time. Add the oil, mix it in. Knead until smooth
and silky. Shape the dough into a round, then place in a clean bowl.
3. Leave the dough to rise, covered with cling film or a plastic bag,
until doubled in size.
4. Deflate the dough, then if you have time, leave to rise a second,
third, even a fourth time (this improves the dough but is by no
5. While all of this is happening. Get your fire going with some high
quality hardwood. Let it roar. Wait for a good amount of wood to
burn down into embers. This can take a couple hours so make sure
you have something nice to drink and enjoy the fire while you wait!
6. Tear off pieces the size of small lemons (or smaller, or larger, if you
like) one at a time, shape into a round, then using plenty of flour,
roll out to a 3-4mm thickness.
7. Arrange your fire so that you have a nice pile of embers ... I usually
create a pile of embers with the main fire burning next to it. Place
the rolled dough directly on the coals. After a short while you'll see it
start to bubble up. Before it goes really crazy, flip it over to cook the
other side, removing any embers that may have stuck to the dough
(see video). If all goes well your flatbread will puff up like a balloon!
Remove the bread from the fire, brush with olive oil (this isn't
essential but it sure is nice), and place in a teatowel while you
make the remaining flatbreads. Keep stacking the flatbreads in the
teatowel as you go which will keep the breads soft and warm.
The catch-all ingredient list of this minestrone soup makes it perfect for
backpacking. All the veggies offer a feeling of freshness, the white beans
serve up the protein, and the rich vegetable broth brings it all together.
• 1 small onion
• 1 medium zucchini
• 1 celery stalk
• 1 carrot
• 1 (15oz) can cannellini beans,
• 1 (15oz) can diced tomatoes
• ½ cup elbow pasta shells
• ½ teaspoon garlic powder
• ½ teaspoon dried oregano
• ½ teaspoon dried thyme
• ½ teaspoon sea salt
• ¼ teaspoon red pepper
• 2 vegetable bouillon cubes
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
1. Slice carrots, onions, celery, and zucchini into small, thin, uniform
pieces. Place the vegetables onto dehydrator trays making sure
none of the pieces overlap.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Dehydrating Time: 10 hours
Total Time: 10 hours 125 minutes
Yield: 2 servings
2. Drain the canned beans and spread in an even layer on
a dehydrator tray.
3. Spread the tomatoes in an even layer on a dehydrator tray.
4. Dehydrate at 135F for 10-12 hours, until the veggies are
5. Divide the dehydrated vegetables, pasta shells, garlic powder, oregano,
thyme, salt, red pepper flakes between two resealable bags or
containers along with 1 veggie bouillon cube per serving. Place olive
oil in a small sealable container.
6. In camp, add the contents of the bag to a cook pot along with 2 cups
water per serving (enough to cover the pasta). Bring to a boil, then
simmer for 8 minutes, or until the pasta has cooked through and
the veggies have rehydrated, adding more water if necessary.about 4
hours, flipping the beef jerky once about halfway through. (Cooking
times will vary based on the thickness of your meat.) Remove jerky
and transfer to a sealed container. Refrigerate for up to 1 month.
Dried weight: 2.1 oz per serving (not including olive oil or packaging)
Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 14g |
Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 9g