How To Make The Best Ever Survival Bread
Bread is a mainstay of your daily food.
It it highly unlikely that anyone will be able to get their hands on any bread supplies in any disaster situation, even a short term disaster will reduce this food to zero.
Your only option would be to make your own bread using whatever you have in you cupboards.
But, lets be honest here - how many 'normal' people actually know how to make a loaf of bread?
The older generation may have a bit of a clue, but certainly not the youngsters - they think the only way to get their food is by opening up an app on their smartphone and ordering it for delivery.!
In reality there's precious few people knowledgeable enough. Even amongst the survival community, this type of subject rarely comes up. Why? Because it's quite boring I suppose!
Bread supplies would vanish within a day
At this point I have to say there are dozens of different Bannock Flat Bread recipes. Some go by other names but they are basically the same, giving the same end result.
These are my tried and tested favourites and never let me down - I'm even going to share my very 'secret' ingredients to give you the tastiest survival bread ever..!
This is how I mix the three core ingredients:
3 parts - flour
2 parts - milk powder
1 part - sugar
3 parts of self raising flour
2 parts of powdered milk
1 part brown sugar
This is how I remember.
3:2:1 - For My Self
the For My Self bit is my way of remembering that the mix is ordered; Flour, Milk, Sugar...
Sad, I know, but it works.!
*this is all done by eye - and sometime quite approximate. You do not have to accurately measure anything!
Near enough s, good enough...
I also add a little bit of salt to the mix, seems to improve the taste and also any other additional flavourings like raisins etc at this point.
- It is important to remember -
Do not overwork the mix. Don't be too rough with it, don't over-knead it or fold it to much - simply mix and fold gently, turning over within your bowl. Finally, when mixed, just lift out of the bowl and lightly push together in your hands to make a ball shape.
- It is important to remember -
If the mix is dry or slightly sticky - it does not matter - it will still work.
The secret is to practice making up some bannock until your basic method works.
And here we are - final Bannock mix, ready for cooking.
I use a non-stick pan. That means no real need to add any messy oil. However, I do sometimes add a bit of butter in the pan as it give more flavour than oil.
Some will say you must use a cast iron skillet, with oil, but I have tried both and they are equally as good as each other.
However, the pan must not get too hot - I have seen a lot of people turn the pan on its side and prop it up with a stick rather than lay it flat.
I am happy to just let it slowly cook at the outside of my fire. So long as the heat is not too extreme the bread will not burn into your pan.
Rolling the dough into thin sausage sized pieces and wrapping around a stick will cook easily over a fire and is great fun to try with your kids as well.
So now you have your mix. Within 15 minutes you'll have tasty camp-fired bread.
It's as easy as that learning how to make the best ever survival bread..!
Cooking a Bannock Flat Loaf
Cooking Bannock On A Stick
The Finished Bannock - The Best Ever Survival Bread
Making this survival bread is a handy prepping trick to know and master.
Practice at home in the kitchen and perfect your own technique and find out what flavours work for you.
It is very satisfying knowing that you can produce a nice hot loaf of tasty bread at the end of a days hiking, but more satisfying knowing that its something you can do if the SHTF.
Happy Prepping Folks.
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