The weather on Pentecost was far away from being warm and sunny, but it was not rainy, either. And so my mum and I take my niece and nephew into the woods to collect hazelnut sticks for making bread on a stick. Before we left my – near to five years old niece – had already kneaded the dough (with some help from my mum). This girl really takes after this side of the family and can knead dough already like a pro.
In the woods we found some fir cones as well which we used then to start a fire when we were back in the garden. We let the fire burn down to glow, as this gives a much more regular heat and the bread on stick bakes regular without burning. Our fire place is a old metal baby bath tube and its rims has the perfect high for placing the sticks on it. You just have to turn them a bit once in a while to ensure that the bread bakes on all sides.
We had a lot of fun with our stick on bread, it is a great pleasure for the whole family.
Bread on a Stick
yields about 20 breads on stick
- 500g flour type 550
- 260 g cold water
- 15g olive oil
- 10g Salt
- 10g fresh yeast
Knead the dough 10 min by hand.
Let the dough rise for 2-4 hours (alternativ overnight in the fridge)
Make a camp fire and let it burn down to glow.
In the meantime divide the dough into 40g portions, form to balls and let it rest for at least 30 min.
Roll the dough between the hands into a strand and roll it around a stick (hazelnut is good for this).
Bake over the glow until crisp and golden, turning the stick once in a while to ensure that all the bread is baked. Let cool a bit, remove from stick and eat while still warm.