Cooking bread over a firepit couldn’t be simpler. The summer holidays are in full swing and you might be running out of fun things to do to keep the kids entertained. Fire building and cooking is without a doubt a favourite with both adults and children alike. You can cook just about anything over an open fire, but some of the best recipes are the simplest. Trust us when we say that freshly baked bread smells even better on a campfire!
You could start your activity by going on a stick hunt. The best sticks should be long enough so that you can hold them at a comfortable distance from the fire and around 1.5cm. Freshly cut greenwood is good, because of its moisture it won’t burn so easily.
How to cook bread on a stick over your firepit
- Plain flour 150g
- Salt a pinch
- Olive oil 1 tbsp
- Cold water
- In a large bowl mix the flour and salt together. Add the oil and a few splashes of water, then bring the mix together with your hands.
- A little at a time add water to form a dough. If you add too much water, don’t worry, just add a little more flour.
- Split the dough into quarters and roll it between your palms to form a long sausage shape.
- Wrap the rolled dough around your stick; make sure your stick is long enough to keep your hands from getting too close to the fire.
- Hold your dough over you firepit, turning the stick until the bread turns golden brown on all sides.
Tip: add butter, jam or even Nutella for an extra special treat!
Remember with open fires and children, you have to be extra careful. Never leave your children unaccompanied by your firepit.
Don’t forget to use firemizer under your charcoal or wood as this will help even out heat giving you an even burn which helps cook over a fire!