3 of April 2019
Texas has its state bread! Since 2005!
Campfire cowboy, cook the bread, Doo-dah, doo-dah...
Pan de Campo, mainly from southern Texas, is also known as cowboy bread or camp bread ...
PAN DE CAMPO
The bread was born in the south of Texas at the end of the XIX century. It created ... a situation. Cowboys, rushing and grazing for months, did not often have the opportunity to get fresh bread. They came up with a simple bread, which can be baked over a fire or in special containers, covered with a lid with an embers on top, called the Dutch oven.
The bread is flat, crunchy on the outside, the soft inside tastes with everything - dried meat, fried bacon, scrambled eggs, goulash in every form ...
My grandma was baking Pan de Campo at home, in a cast iron skillet. Then she made a kind of nest from the towels, put bread into a special container for tortillas, which she placed in these towels. As we came from school - the bread was still warm. We got a pancake with butter and honey. I like this bread very much, I grew up on it! - says Vianney Rodriguez from Southern Texas, author of the book "Tex-Mex Slow Cooker" and "Latin Twist".
A few days ago, the annual festival in San Diego (from 1978) ended. Pan de Campo Festival, during which, among other attractions, cowboy bread was baked, cowboys presented their riding skills, played local bands, sweetened themselves, drank beer and margarita ... There were also competitions and games for children. It was a bustling, fragrant fire, joyfully ...
For those who were not in San Diego, they did not graze cattle for some time, so they did not have the opportunity to bake bread on the campfire, today the recipe for homemade Pan de Campo! Yummy!
Pan de Campo Bread
500 grams of wheat flour
2 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of sugar
6 tablespoons of fat (may be lard), cool
200 milliliters of whole milk
Preheat the oven to 230 degrees C (450 degrees F).
Mix all the dry ingredients.
Add fat and mix your fingers or chop with a knife to get "crumbs".
Add milk; knead the dough.
The resulting ball still gently knead for another 1 minute.
Form a cake thickness of 1 centimeter; cast a frying pan with a bit of fat, arrange the dough, prick with a fork.
Bake about 6 minutes.
Turn the dough over to the other side and bake another 6 minutes.
Photo: Vianney Rodriguez
Foto: Vianney Rodriguez
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