Bread on a Stick Campfire Treat

Bread on a Stick Campfire Treat

This is one of my favorite campfire treats that I first enjoyed 60 years ago as a Cub Scout. Super easy to make and a fun, tasty treat around a campfire.
One of the really great things about this recipe, apart from the taste, is that everyone, young and old, can get involved in mixing the dough and baking the bread. But please remember campfire safety, especially with excited young children.
Course Afternoon Tea, Snack, Supper
Cuisine British, Camping


  • 2 1/2 cups bread making flour
  • 1 tsp dried yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup water (note 1)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Pinch salt


  • Mix all of the dried ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Add the oil and most of the water all the time mixing to create a soft, moist dough. Add more water if the dough seems dry. Remember the dough will be wrapped around a stick so it needs to be moist and a little sticky.
  • Cover the bowl with a damp cloth and leave it in a warm place for about an hour to allow the dough to rise.
  • When the dough has risen tip it out on to a floured board and knead the dough into a small ball.
  • Divide the dough into eight pieces. Stretch and roll each piece until it resembles a long thin sausage.
  • Wrap the dough around your stick, making sure it's firmly attached. Pinch each end to make sure it will not come unraveled. Fair warning, I don't think I've ever done this without one piece of dough falling in the fire. Make sure you have plenty so that no one gets disappointed.

Cooking Over an Open Fire

  • The breadsticks are best cooked over hot embers, with no flames. Have a water spray bottle on hand to dampen down any stray flames.
  • Keep rotating until all sides are well browned. If the dough is cooked through properly, it should slide off the stick quite easily.


  • Butter, jam, or marmalade are all firm favorites as fillings. But the world is your oyster. Cheese and other savories are also popular.


Note 1: Start by adding about 3/4 cup of waterĀ 
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