Comp bread

#1
As a new RLC chef, has anyone got a good recipe for making edible bread out of 10 man compo. Every time I try it comes out like a dough brick...
 
#2
#3
As a new RLC chef, has anyone got a good recipe for making edible bread out of 10 man compo. Every time I try it comes out like a dough brick...
Sounds like you've the makings of a great Army Chef, just try forgetting about making it edible, you don't want to let your muckers down!
 
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cloudbuster

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#4
Yep, sounds like you've reached the pinnacle of chef competency. Well done. Take yesterday off.
 
#9
Oh why did I ask!! I knew you know, knew all along ha ha. Still not got the enthusiasm & keeness knocked out of me yet, few more years of abuse left in me.
 
#11
Booger me, bread from 10 man compo packs? What happened the Biscuits brown and the tinned sausages with the middle one missing? Now, in my day etc., etc..

The answer is dunno, but if you don't have yeast you're down to soda bread/ damper or sourdough. I'd suggest you have a google for those and try it at home first.
 
#12
You can make bread out of ten man compo?

[Totally OT] I just did a search to find out what 10 man packs contained nowadays and found this:

http://www.mod.uk/NR/rdonlyres/8678FA2A-7065-4B9D-8E6C-356B067326EF/0/tenman_cookbook.pdf

Whatever happened to all in stew?[/Totally OT]
I love the foreword from Gordon Ramsey. Judging by the photo, he managed to roast a big chicken, which I don't recall being in the pack.

Best thing I recall was the burger and beans, brought up to eating temp by sleeping on it, while still in the bag, natch.
 
#13
Thanks Mr Deputy, a new corner shop in the making already. I use the dried yeast in the ration pack and the strong flour but the only fat is the tinned marg, perhaps it's that. I missed the salt out on first batch, really tasted like sh*t. It's getting it to rise.
 
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cloudbuster

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#14
This may go against the grain, you being a chef and all, but have you thought that following a recipe might be better than 'suck-it-and-see?

Oh, hang-on. I can see the flaw in my reasoning.
 

Auld-Yin

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#15
Thanks Mr Deputy, a new corner shop in the making already. I use the dried yeast in the ration pack and the strong flour but the only fat is the tinned marg, perhaps it's that. I missed the salt out on first batch, really tasted like sh*t. It's getting it to rise.
That is where you are going wrong, yeast is used to get the home-brew started, not wasted on food stuffs.
 

jarrod248

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#16
That is where you are going wrong, yeast is used to get the home-brew started, not wasted on food stuffs.
Good point, maybe he'd be better using some toe nail clippings from someone with a fungal nail infection or a cheesy infected bell-end to help the bread rise. Either grind the toe nails up or the corn flake crisps from the candida infected bell-end. I'm sure that sort of yeast infection will sort the bread.
 
#17
10-man Ration Pack
  • Introduced in early 2002.
  • Self contained ration to feed 10 people for 24 hours.
  • For use by a chef with central feeding facilities (field kitchen), but minimal catering skills required.
  • Second stage established feeding. Can be supplemented with bread, fresh fruit and vegetables where supply allows.
Either find your local SPAR or pray for the second coming.
 

jarrod248

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#18
Thanks Mr Deputy, a new corner shop in the making already. I use the dried yeast in the ration pack and the strong flour but the only fat is the tinned marg, perhaps it's that. I missed the salt out on first batch, really tasted like sh*t. It's getting it to rise.
I assume you sieved the flour and activated the yeast in warm water with a bit of sugar. You kneaded it long enough and let it rise in a warm place, knock backed and let rise again?
 
#19
Either find your local SPAR or pray for the second coming.
It seems to me that modern Rat-Packs are 'tear open and chew' with the addition of your chilli sprinkles or hot sauce that mum sent you.

Oatmeal blocks, you had a chance.

Biscuits Brown could be played with.

'What sanmanfez said'

Anyway the RAOC will provide you with all the bread you need. Won't they? And it will have the Day to use on it.
 
#20
I know, all in stew, babies heads and tea that could take the enamal of your teeth...
In the highlands, next to a farmers field with potatoes, under the arch of a bridge, babies heads, spuds and corned beef all in the pan, tea with carnation milk. Middle of winter, rain and sleet, thirty miles still to hike. Man, that was paradise:)
 

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