Monday, April 26, 2010

I made the recipe from the HBin5 Book, 1/2 recipe on pages 270-271 but felt there was not enough raisins.  The texture was great but for my families taste next time I will put l cup of mixed dry fruit and a teaspoon of cinnamon or mixed spice.  I cant seem to find gluten in the shops but used a product called Bread Improver which I think does much the same.

When I made it while thinking of what to put on it to plate up I remembered on occasion as a child having banana with sugar sprinkled on it and so I tried that.  It tasted great and made me smile thinking of my Mum.

The next morning I toasted it and topped it with some cream cheese, this was even better.

I felt it was successful enough to Youtube and so I made up a Youtube showing the quantities I used and how it looked step by step.  Unfortunately the choices I had for the Youtube were of it upside down :)

You should be able to view other contributors to the Bread Braid  from l May at Big Black Dog


On Pages 294-296 of the HBin5 Book. 1/2 quantity - again I used Bread Improver instead of Gluten.

All was going well at first.                                                                                                                                          

I lost attention when cutting out the dough and ended up with 16 rectangles instead of 16 triangles.

Rather than re roll the dough I rolled from corner to corner and got a kind of crescent.

The smell was wonderful as they cooked outdoors in my camp (dutch) oven.

I made up the Cream Cheese Icing from the book and enjoyed eating them.  I had a little dough left over and cooked it on the Skookie which I have posted previously.

I found it interesting to look at the crumb and the visible lines of the brown sugar and cinnamon on the crescent rolls.  With a longer triangle to roll these would have been even better to bite into.  You can see how much lighter the texture is compared to the dough cooked in the Skookie.


  1. LOVE that you made the Crescents on your camp stove! So cool!

    Interesting the difference in your cast iron pot and the skookie. Did you use a lid on the pot? If you used a lid, I wonder if the interior steam made the crumb lighter?

  2. Oops I forgot to comment on your Milk and Honey Raisin Bread!

    Loved the video! I made a loaf too, sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar and after baking I wished I had added more sugar/cinnamon too. The bread was delish and made excellent French Toast!

  3. I used a camp (dutch) oven with heat top and bottom for the bread but put a bread tin inside it topless :)

  4. Both your bread and the rolls look great. Interesting way of baking them.

  5. yum, very impressive that you cook all in your camp oven too. Enjoy reading what you make in there and how it turns out.

  6. Thank you I try to gain camp/dutch oven experience for when I join in with other camp cooks who are simply amazing with what they cook. I am improving and am very pleased with the HBin5 book and ideas and seeing what everyone else creates.

  7. Loved the YouTube! I've never seen a camp oven before and what a great way not to heat up your kitchen. Your bread turned out great in it!


  8. Your breads all look great! I still need to try the chocolate bread. Hope to do that soon.

  9. Love all your pictures and the YouTube video. Looks like you had a lot of fun making these breads. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Wow! You've been busy! I love all of the breads you've been baking in your camp oven. Very cool!

  11. Both your breads looked great.

  12. Yum!! I have not tried this recipe from HBin5 yet; I think I need to! Thanks for visiting my blog. :)