Saturday, 18 March 2017

Smoked Salmon & Brie bread

Salmon & Brie in bread

This one looks pretty fancy but is very simple to make. It definitely has a wow factor & tastes amazing.

- 1/2 a quantity of bread dough (I made 1/2 a Laucke crusty white mix which is 300g of flour, 1.5 teaspoons of yeast & about 200ml of water)
- 1 small onion sliced finely
- 100g of smoked salmon
- Cracked pepper to taste
- 1 wheel of soft cheese (I used Double Brie)

- combine bread dough as per the packet instructions & allow to prove until doubled in size.
- Once doubled, knock back the dough.
- Cut/tear off about 1/4 of the dough & flatten out to a circle shape to fit around the bottom & up the sides of the cheese
- Place around the cheese & put in the middle of a tray lined with baking paper (we use a pizza tray to fit in the camp oven).
- Poke 2-3 holes in the top of the cheese.
- With the remaining dough, place it on a clean surface or chopping board & shape into a rectangle shape.
- Spread the onion & salmon over the dough leaving a 2cm border on the long sides.
- Then roll up the dough from the long side into a scroll.
- Carefully place this around the circle of cheese so it touches the dough already on the cheese & forms a circle on the outside.
- Allow to prove for 15 minutes
- Bake in a preheated camp oven  for 30 minutes but check after 20 minutes. Moderate heat is sufficient.
- Remove from oven & allow to cool for 5 minutes so the cheese sets again slightly or it will run everywhere like ours did.
- This was very tasty. Other combinations that I want to try is adding capers & sweet chilli sauce but the possibilities are endless.

Friday, 13 January 2017

What's been happening at Red Dirt Roaming

It's been way too long since our last post. Lots has happened since then. We welcomed our first baby in November 2015. So we have had some new learning about camping with babies & now a toddler. Our first trip eased us into his first trip by celebrating Australia Day 2016 with family staying at the 1770 caravan park. That went well & he has since been to Carmilla beach, Theresa Creek Dam & Lara Station at Barcaldine. It's obviously harder with a baby but we are creating some wonderful memories & he loves it.

The camping trips away have dwindled a little as we purchased our own little farm in October 2016. We camp on our block & do the majority of our cooking over the fire so we have lots of new recipes to bring you soon.

We are also heading back to the Victorian High Country next month, so we will document our trip again here.

So we are sorry we haven't been around for a while but hoping to get regular posts happening again soon.