“Pan de Campo is Spanish for ‘camp bread.’ It’s the official state bread of Texas. Travelers used to mix the dough and cook the bread directly over the campfire in iron pots called Dutch ovens. Today, you can make the same bread right in the oven.”
- 2 Cups flour
- 1 Teaspoon salt
- 2 Teaspoons baking powder
- 1 Teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 Cup cold milk
- 1/4 Cup cooking oil
- Optional: mix-ins, such as orange zest, cinnamon, raisins, or whatever your family likes
Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together.
Mix in the wet ingredients. Knead lightly.
Roll the dough into a circle 1/2—1 inch thick.
Transfer the dough to a well-greased pan.
Bake for 10–15 minutes. (Or with an adult, bake in a pre-heated Dutch oven for 10–15 minutes, rotating in the fire halfway through.)
Let it cool, tear into hunks (this is cowboy bread, after all) and serve with your favorite jam or preserves.