Quick Biscuits Gypsy Style

picbire5oA very simple recipe for biscuits. They are not light and fluffy, but they will fill an empty belly and are great for when you have nothing in your cupboard except for flour and some sour milk.


  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup sour milk


Put the flour into a bowl and quickly mix in the sour milk. Knead briefly on a floured surface and pat out into a thick round or square. Cut into rounds or squares. Cook on both sides on a hot floured griddle or heavy frying pan until cooked through.

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Campfire Bread



  • 8 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 tablespoons butter or shortening
  • 1 cup of milk


Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt and rub in the butter until mixture resembles bread crumbs. Add in the milk gradually to form a stiff dough – you may add a little water or more milk. Wind the dough around a clean branch or stick and suspend the branch over the dying embers of the fire, turning frequently until browned and crisp. Pull off the stick and the bread is ready to eat.

Note: The dough can be patted into a round and cooked on a hot greased griddle for 5-7 minutes on each side until cooked through.

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Gypsy Pumpkin Bread


  • 2 lbs peeled pumpkin, cut into chunks
  • 4 1/2 cups of strong white bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 oz fresh yeast


Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and add the pumpkin. Simmer gently for about 20 minutes or until the pumpkin is tender. Drain well, reserve the liquid. Sieve the pumpkin into a bowl and beat to a puree. Cool until just warm, and then mix with the flour and salt. Dissolve the yeast in 6 tablespoons of the cooking liquid and leave in a warm place for about 10 minutes until frothy. Pour into the flour mixture and mix well to form a firm dough . If the mixture is too dry add a little more cooking liquid.

Knead well until smooth, place the dough in an oiled bowl, cover with a damp tea towel and leave in a warm place until doubled in size, about 2 hours. Knock back the dough, knead lightly, and shape into ball. Cover with lightly oiled plastic wrap and leave for about 1 hour until well risen.

Preheat the oven to 425 F. Using a sharp knife make a circular incision around the top of the ball about 2 inches from the edge. Place on a baking tray and cook for 45-50 minutes until deep golden and cooked through.

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Gypsy Toast


  • 2 eggs
  • Pinch of salt & pepper
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 2 tablespoons oil, butter or lard


  • Beat the eggs lightly and season with salt & pepper
  • Add the milk
  • Soak the bread slices in the mixture
  • Heat the oil, butter or lard in a frying pan and when hot add the soaked bread
  • Fry until crisp, turning occasionally.

From: Journey Folki

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