Sunday, June 9, 2013

Dutch Oven Cooking - Cream Soda Biscuits



I just got home from a weekend of camping and cooking with Dutch Ovens. One of the things that I made was Cream Soda Biscuits. It is a great item to make when camping, and you want a bread to serve with soup, stew, or other saucy main dish...or breakfast with fruit jam.  If you search on the Internet there are a few variations. The recipe I use has 3 ingredients. It makes about 10-12 biscuits. I use a 12" Dutch Oven.

Self-rising flour (about 4 cups), a can of cream soda, and 1/2 c canola oil.

I start with about 3 cups of the flour in a bowl, add the oil, then add the soda a bit at a time and add additional flour to get a soft dough. 

I put about 3-4 T of oil in the dutch oven, pat out the dough to about 3/4 to 1 inch thick, cut out the biscuits, round/square. Lightly coat with the oil in the dutch oven. I like to crowd them so they will raise nicely. Put a few coals on the dutch oven to raise the bread.  

When they look good to you, bake them at 350 for about 25 minutes. Watch the bottom heat so they don't burn. The tops will be pretty light, maybe slightly golden like this photo shows.

BTW, lovely weather...highs about 80's and sunny. There were 12 folks from the club and a good time, at the great location.