Bushcraft legend Ray Mears shares his simple but tasty campfire-friendly bannock bread recipe
Ray gets the fire going in the Canadian wilderness | Photo Goh Iromoto
- 2 handfuls of plain flour
- 1 handful of powdered milk
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- Small amount of water
- 1 handful of dried fruit/raisins
1. Mix flour and powdered milk. Add water slowly and mix by hand until dough is moist and holds together without becoming too sticky, than add fruit.
Ray gets his hand dirty |Photo Goh Iromoto
2. Heat a small amount of oil in frying pan until hot then then add mix, shaping to fit the whole pan; cook for a short time over the fire, then take away from heat and place at side of fire, with bread facing directly towards the heat (you can do this by placing a log or stone under one side of the frying pan) .
Shape your bread to the pan | Photo Goh Iromoto
3. Rotate bread every so often to cook evenly, before turning and repeating process with other side.
The Great British Bake Off, Ray Mears style | Photo Goh Iromoto
This recipe is taken from “Around the campfire with Ray Mears”, by Pete Coombs. Read the whole interview in issue 133 of Outdoor Adventure Guide, out now.