...and his girl left behind. Justin Chambers is going to Antarctica as a chef, and leaving behind all that is normal, for a whole year. Together, but apart, we will document our experiences (well, he'll give me the info verbally and I will turn that in to a blog post!!) as we live in two quite different worlds for those 12 months.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Another big day

"The weather fined up and made the view from the dining room very pleasant indeed.
Part of my duties as chef on station is to maintain stock levels of essentials in the communal area such as breakfast cereals, preserves, coffee, biscuits, milk powder, spreads etc....
In order to get these items, trips around the station to different containers are made once or twice a day. When the sky is blue and not a breeze blows these little outings can be a much needed energy boost.........trudging through ice or freshly laid snow, staring at ice bergs in the distance........all this for a box of apples...........yeah!!

Another essential to the expeditioners’ experience is having fresh bread baked for them every day.  Different loaves and rolls are baked every day to varying recipes.  This one is for a basic bread. If you want nuts, seeds or grains just add them. Also this recipe is for 12 loaves..........so if you only want one.....divide by 12."

Antarctic Bread
65g yeast
250g sugar
3 litres blood temp water  ..................combine all three and put aside to ferment.

Then add
5kg flour
200g gluten
30g salt
450g oil

Place all ingredients in a mixing machine with a dough paddle...........put on a slowish speed for 10 minutes.
Clingfilm the bowl and allow dough to double in size.
Knock bag and shape into:
Rolls 120g
Burger buns 150g
Loaves 750g

Bake rolls for 15 mins at around 185 deg c.
Loaves for 30 mins at the same temperature.

Note: Gluten makes the bread stronger.........more elastic.........this recipe can be made without it.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Justin! Maybe this comment will reach you! Seems my last didn't .. not to worry .. asked if your Long Johns are keeping you toasty! Now we need to see a photo of you "trudging along" with a box of apples! Great to hear all is going well. Lots of love, Janette x