Oh, please help the wandering baker! How can I bake while I camp?
This is my first post... I'm a writer and traveler living in Hungary, and though I've only been baking for half a year I absolutely adore it - it's my meditation and my refuge and my reward! But here's my problem...
My husband and I are planning our next journey - we'll be spending seven months living out of our '77 Volkswagon bus, camping around the Mediterranean. Not that I'm not thrilled at the trip, but I've realized and am having a secret crisis over the fact that I am my oven will be torn apart for so long! I don't want to stop baking, and I'm hoping that somebody, anybody, has some sort of recipe to use on the road.
While we camp we survive mostly off of a Coleman gas stove, and I have one recipe that I've confirmed works - Indian chapatis, just an unleavened flatbread browned on a tava and toasted in the flames. I've also got a bamboo steamer with which to make mantou, leavened Chinese steam buns, and though I haven't tried it I think I can do that on the stove fairly easily.
But I am desparate to learn any other methods with which I can bake, particularly simple leavened breads or even a quick bread, while on the road. Today I've read an article which claimed one can bake almost any leavened or quick bread by steaming the risen dough in a cleaned-out tin can resting in a pot of boiling water, but I haven't tried. Does anybody know if this is valid, and if so, how long a steaming, and how to know when the bread is done? Any other ideas or recipes to make while camping???