CAROL ANNE’S SHIP BREAD
Made on the Stove Top Using a 4 Quart Pressure Cooker
Recipe courtesy of Carol Anne Organ (SEADUCTION VI – Gulfstar 41)
1-1/2 Cup Warm Water (120F max)
2 Tablespoons Sugar
2 Teaspoons Salt
Small bit of Shortening (Crisco)
2 Cups Flour (any type – Whole Wheat (whole wheat won’t rise as much as lighter flours), etc. Robin Hood is the BEST!)
1 Tablespoon Dry Yeast
Small amount of cornmeal (to sprinkle into greased pressure cooker – makes bread easy to remove from pressure cooker).
Mix 1st 4 ingredients (warm water, sugar, salt and shortening).
Mix yeast in flour and add to liquid. Add more flour until you can knead it for 5 minutes.
Let raise in warm area till about double in size.
Punch down and then shape into buns and put in greased (with cornmeal sprinkled over the greased interior) 4 quart pressure cooker.
Let raise in covered pressure cooker until buns about double in size or about 30 minutes (whole wheat bread won’t rise very much).
Place pressure cooker (without pressure regulator) over low flame (preferably on a ‘flame spreader’) and let cook for about 30 minutes or less.
Remove from flame, and invert pressure cooker and remove bread.
Turn bread over and replace in the pressure cooker.
Cook again over low flame (with cover on) for about another 30 minutes.
Remove from flame, remove bread and let cool. Enjoy!!
(Ed. Note: Kaye made this bread several times aboard SHEARWATER on our trip to the Abacos – it works great!)
A Flame Spreader Works Best For Even Heat
Measure And Mix the Dry Ingredients
Knead for 5 Minutes
Let Raise In Warm Area Till About Double In Size
Greased 4 Quart Pressure Cooker (With Cornmeal Sprinkled Over The Greased Interior)
Punch Down The Dough
Shape Into Buns And Put In Greased Pressure Cooker
Place Pressure Cooker (Without Pressure Regulator) Over Low Flame (Preferably On A ‘Flame Spreader’) And Let Cook For About 30 Minutes Or Less.
Remove From Flame
Invert Pressure Cooker And Remove Bread
Turn Bread Over And Replace In The Pressure Cooker
Cook Again Over Low Flame (With Cover On) For About Another 30 Minutes.
Remove From Flame, Remove Bread And Let Cool. Enjoy!!