Sunday, March 20, 2011

Fresh baked bread in the BEMCO Backpacker Oven

 It's a rainy day in California today so I decided to try some baking. I found this recipe for some mini white bread loafs. It goes as follows:
It is from the Taste of Home Cook book and the recipe is by Nila Tower, Braird Texas
Baked bread cooling on oven rack

1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
1 tablespoon sugar
1/3 cup warm water (110 to 115 deg)
2-1/4 to 2-1/2 cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons melted butter or margarine

Combine yeast, sugar and water in mixing bowl. Add 1-1/2 cups of the flour, salt, milk and butter. Mix for 3 minutes. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 to 8 minutes.
Dough in pans after rising
 Place in greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 45 min. Punch dough down. Divide in half; shape into two loaves and place in greased mini loaf pans as shown in photo.
 Cover and let rise until doubled about 30 min.
Bake at 375 deg for about 30 min or until they are golden brown. Remove from pans; cool on wire rack. Brush with some melted butter. Yields: 2 mini loaves
Cooling bread on oven rack.
Holding loaf of bread for size.

 Nutrition Facts:  One 1/2 inch slice equals 75 calories, 156 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 14 g carbohydrate, 2 g protein, 1 g fat. Diabetic Exchange: 1 starch. ( this information is from the cook book)

I used the 9 inch oven for this bread but you could cut the recipe in half for use in the 7 or 8 inch oven. Then you would make 1 loaf at a time. The bread actually baked for only 20 min but this may be different when done in the back country. As you can see you can pick any recipe in any book and bake it in the BEMCO Backpacker Oven with no problem.

 So get out there and bake some great food on the trail with your BEMCO Backpacker Oven. If you don't have a BEMCO Oven yet, get yours today at

Thank you for using the BEMCO Oven and I hope to here about some great experiences in the future!

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