campfire biscuits

Campfire Biscuits

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.

campfire biscuits

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

  1. 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.
  2. Shape into rounds or cut biscuits using a round cutter until all the dough is used.
  3. Arrange biscuits in a greased cast iron pot. Put the lid on and place coals over the top.
  4. Cook until browned – about 10 minutes.
  5. Serve with your main meal, or as a snack with butter or honey.
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