Ella's - Bread on a Stick

This weekend we decided to perfect some campfire food for an upcoming camping trip to the deepest depths of Sussex, which also gave us the perfect excuse to fire up the bbq for the first time this year. This is a perfect weekend activity for the whole family to enjoy, the kids loved finding sticks and making the bread dough, almost as much as the dads enjoy making and cooking over a fire.

Firstly we made a really simple bread dough -

4 cups flour (we used spelt but plain flour is great too)

4 tsps baking powder

1/2 cup olive oil

1/2 cup warm water

2 tsps salt


The kids loved getting messy making the dough, which we did simply by combining all of the ingredients and kneading until smooth and pliable. We covered the ends of sticks the kids had collected from the garden with aluminium foil and rolled strips of the bread dough round them. We then held the dough sticks above the glowing coals of the bbq, remembering to keep turning, until they are even and cooked through.

We took the bread off the end of our sticks whole, which created a perfect sausage shaped hole to stuff full of sizzling Jolly Hog sausages and drizzled with lashings of ketchup. Perfect!