Hudson Bay Bread
In the summer of 2004, Derick went on a trek at the Boy Scout Northern Tier High Adventure Base Camp in Bissett, Manitoba, Canada. A float plane dropped the group off at a lake where they then trekked and canoed during their adventure. Derick was introduced to Hudson Bay Bread on the trek and it was one of their sustaining foods during the trek. Recently, we were talking about the trip and found a recipe online for the bread so we decided to make some. It’s definitely high calorie and not something you wanna eat every day. But if you’re taking a trek or need some high calorie food to pack for a remote trip, then this recipe might come in handy!
9.5 cups rolled oats, blended
1 cup nuts, chopped or blended
2 cups white sugar
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp. vanilla (or a bit more if you like!;-) )
2 cups butter or margarine
Blend oats, one cup at a time. Blend or chop nuts. In bowl, mix all ingredients together. Press into greased cookie sheet (1/2-1″ thick). Bake at 360 degrees for about 8 min. The bread will start to rise a little, so take out and press down with rolling pin or spatula, then bake another 8 min, or until golden brown. Take out and press down again (if you don’t, then it will crumble). Don’t over bake! Cut into pieces while still warm. Let cool and enjoy!
Note: Although it’s called “bread” it’s more like a soft granola bar. Derick said the Hudson Bay Bread he had was on the thicker side, but with this recipe you can make it a little thinner if you prefer.
Do you enjoy hiking and/or camping? What are some fun places you’ve been?
Fun Fact: Derick and Dan (his brother) both achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. Have you or a family member been involved in the Boy Scouts?
Recipe credit: https://www.holry.org/HudsonBayBread (Bissett version)
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