Bread making on the Bibbulmun Track
While on the Bibbulmun Track, Dave and I made bread every day except town days (approximately 50 loaves), so we learnt a bit about what worked best.
This is what we did:
- What you need
- We used one stainless steel pot, one rack (the bottom of a chip frying basket), a small stuff sack with well-floured handkerchief inside (for rising), a disposable glove (keeps dough out of the fingernails) and a 1-litre plastic measuring jug.
- Preparing the dough
- Put a little breadmix into the handkerchief (prevents sticking while rising) and the rest into the jug with 1 tsp of yeast and enough warm water to make a dough. Avoid too much water as you do not want the dough to stick to the handkerchief. Knead in the jug until elastic then wrap loosely in the floured handkerchief. Put in the stuff sack then under somebody's shirt (next to the body!).
- Cooking the bread
- Unwrap, trying to avoid collapsing the dough, place on the rack in the pot and cook over a very slow flame for 25 minutes or until it sounds hollow when tapped. Fight off the competition and enjoy!