Easter is less than 3 weeks away and for us it means a trip down west to hang out with the guys at Footsteps of Discovery.
Smarty & Co run the Cornwall RV which is a weekend packed full of survival/bushcraft/nature inspired workshops and a chance to hang out with old friends, sup a mead or two and is generally the start of our festival and camping adventures for the year. http://www.footstepsofdiscovery.co.uk/
In preparation we spent Saturday night in hammocks on the farm as I had never had the pleasure and wanted to have a rough idea of what I was letting myself in for!
It was a chilly evening but the roaring fire & bottle of champagne soon helped to ease the chill. I slept really well suspended between 2 small ash trees, snugged up with sheepskins and a serious army sleeping bag so am now looking forward to setting up camp at the RV. Unfortunately Jon didn’t sleep so well – for future reference we need a second bottle of champagne…
With the thoughts of the camping season about to start I have also been looking for a simple yeast free flatbread recipe to cook over an open fire. Apart from damper, breads tend to need too many ingredients for taking camping and require too much faffing. But I can happily say I am now proficient in whipping up a chappatti in next to no time!
1.5 cups of flour (So far I have used strong bread flour & normal white flour which were both fine, but am going to buy some chappatti flour today so will let you know…)
3 tsp oil
1/2 cup warm water
Knead together into a soft dough. Drip a little more oil over the ball of dough, cover and let rest for 15 mins. Knead again and tear into golf ball size pieces. Roll each ball out into a thin disc about 7 inches diameter then dry fry in a cast iron/non stick pan till bublles appear then flip. Drizzle or spray oil on both sides and cook quickly again on each to give a good golden colour.
Yummy served with curry or even for breakfast with jam in!