Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Simple Joy Of Baking Bread In A Camp Oven...

Let's get back to basics. And to simpler times.
The simplest things give the greatest pleasures and it's wonderful to be fortunate enough to be able to indulge in many on a daily basis.
It's the cutting wood, collecting water things I'm speaking of that allow a person to retain a closeness to the basic essentials of life.
Life for some wouldn't be worth living without them. And living close to Nature.
Another's the wonderful delights of making bread, and the kneading, kneading, kneading
that's required for a successful bake.
And then there's the aroma.
Mmm, as you know, there's nothing quite like the aroma of fresh bread baking.
These little Rye loaves with Cumin seeds I made yesterday are about six inches long, the two small baking tins just sitting on a trivet and fitting in my traditional style camp oven.
Such simple pleasures...
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  1. It looks delicious... I wonder what it tastes like?

  2. Recipe? Please.
    SF Bay Area, CA

    1. Hi Miranda, there's not much of a recipe really, the ingredients are rye flour, a bit of wholemeal flour, some yeast, a few cumin seeds and the whole lot mixed with water and kneaded and kneaded, then I let it rise a while in the sun, put it into the tins, sat them on a trivet in the camp oven and cooked it on the gas hob for about 40 minutes. Something like that usually works...