Cowboy campfire biscuits are different to the teatime staple South Africans love. American biscuits are a savoury bread item, similar to a bread roll. They are known as ‘quick breads’ as they do not need time to rise, and use self-raising flour or baking powder instead of yeast. These campfire biscuits are baked in a large pot over the fire and pulled apart to share.
You will need:
- 4 cups flour
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- ¾ cup unsalted butter, melted
- 1½ cups milk
To make campfire biscuits
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Mix in the butter and milk until combined. Knead briefly and roll on a flat surface until about 2cm thick.
- Shape into rounds or cut biscuits using a round cutter until all the dough is used.
- Arrange biscuits in a greased cast iron pot. Put the lid on and place coals over the top.
- Cook until browned – about 10 minutes.
- Serve with your main meal, or as a snack with butter or honey.