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Re: provisioning for a 400 mile passage..

I just ate dinner and reading this thread has made me hungry again. I think I'll substitute with a beer.

There's also Bannock Bread (probably goes by some other names as well). It's an old back-country mix people make up before heading out. The kind of stuff you just add water to make the dough then cook it up. You can bake it, pan fry it (one of my faves), or even wrap it around a stick and put it over a flame (on your grill, stove, or blowtorch). If you add cinnamon last minute it's great for breakfast or with apples (wrap around apples for a baked tart). It's definitely hearty. It's a good base to play with for different recipes. I'm sure chef2sail would have some great input/ideas.

Here's the recipe:

1 cup flour (white or a mixture of white and whole wheat)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 cup dry milk powder
1 tbsp. shortening (I just use vegetable oil)

I mix it up and keep it dry in sandwich-sized zip loc bags and use as needed.
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