How to bake campfire bread

There are lots of fun and easy things to make over the campfire. You can wrap apples and potatoes in foil and cook them in the embers – they don’t take long and they are so delicious. You can even make and cook your own bread from scratch. This is our recipe, taken from the book 'Go Wild in the Woods'.

Cakes and bakes
Learn how to cook bread on a stick
  • Preparation time 10 minutes (prep. time)
  • Cooking time 5-7 minutes (cooking time)
  • Serves 2-4

Ingredients

  • 500g self-raising flour
  • 300 to 500ml water
  • A pinch of salt
  • Optional Jam, honey or marmalade for spreading

Method

  1. Bring your flour and salt in a plastic air-tight bag; set a bit of flour aside
  2. Gradually add water and mix everything together, massaging the bag
  3. On a clear surface (you can use your plastic bag), knead the dough by moulding it into a ball, pressing down and then reshaping it
  4. Roll the dough into a long sausage shape
  5. Find a good, clean, fresh stick and wind your dough around it
  6. Put your stick over the fire to cook. After a few minutes, your dough will turn into delicious bread
  7. Spread with your topping of choice and enjoy your hard-earned meal in the woods