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5 Spring 2023
These recipes come from the fabulous book New Zealand Backcountry Cooking by Paul and Rebecca Garland.

Easy-to-make flat breads — Recipes for camping

Margaret Earle

These recipes come from the fabulous book New Zealand Backcountry Cooking by Paul and Rebecca Garland. This book is written particularly with trampers in mind, but the recipes are great for camping too. Sadly, now out of print, but keep your eye out for it.


Tortillas

I have made these tortillas very successfully on the BBQ when we have been camping. You can also make them in a frying pan. Makes 8.


Ingredients

2 cups plain flour

1 tsp baking powder

3 Tbsp cooking oil

¾ cup warm water


If you are tramping, or you want to sort the ingredients before you leave home, measure out the flour and baking powder and put them together in a plastic bag. Don’t add the oil or warm water until you are ready to make the tortillas.


Method
  • Add the oil and warm water to the flour and baking powder and knead into a soft dough.

  • Rest the dough for 15 minutes to improve the flexibility. Divide dough into 8 equally sized portions.

  • Roll the portions out flat. Cook for 2 minutes on each side on the BBQ or with a little oil in a hot frying pan. Don’t overcook. This bread can be served with any meal. n



Dosas

This recipe is gluten free. I haven’t tried it yet but I’m keen to do so. I’m always on the lookout for easy-to-make gluten free recipes for family members who are gluten intolerant. The method is very similar to the tortilla recipe above. Makes 8.


Ingredients

¾ cup lentil flour

¾ cup chickpea flour

¾ cup coconut flour

¼ tsp turmeric

¼ tsp coriander

½ tsp Thai seasoning

¾ cup warm water


Method
  • Add the oil and ¾ cup of warm water to the dry ingredients and knead into a soft dough.


  • Rest the dough for 20 minutes. Divide dough into 8 equally sized portions.

  • Roll the portions out flat. Cook for 2 minutes on each side in a little oil in a hot frying pan. Don’t overcook.

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On the BBQ or in a frying pan

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