Campfire Bread on a Stick

Bread sticks roasting in a campfire.

Bread sticks roasting in a campfire.

At Regatta we aim to provide you with the best camping recipes possible. Just because you’re outdoors doesn’t mean you should miss out on warm fluffy bread. Bread on a stick is a classic campfire recipe that every camper should experience. Not only is it fun to eat, but it teaches you a new outdoor skill (how to use the items around you - i.e making skewers out of sticks). This easy campfire bread on a stick recipe can be eaten for breakfast, as a light snack or alongside a pasta dish - you choose! Make sure you measure your ingredients at home, by doing this you’ll cut down the prepping process and have fresh bread in minutes.

Tip: For the perfect camping pancakes we recommend pre-measuring your dry and wet ingredients whilst at home and placing them in small containers, that can easily be slotted into your rucksack. This means you won’t need to worry about storing all of the ingredients or take items to measure them, and they will be much quicker to make as everything will already be measured out. All you’ll need to do is mix the wet and dry ingredients and think about your topping of choice!

Camping Utensils - What you'll need:

Campfire Bread on a Stick Recipe

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 5-7 mins
Serves: 5 sticks


  • 500g self raising flour
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 400ml of water
  • Toppings: jam, peanut butter, nutella or honey


  1. Measure out all of the ingredients (easier to do at home - put all the dry ingredients in one container).
  2. Combine the sugar, salt and flour in a large bowl. Once they’re combined, add 200ml of water and mix. Keep adding small amounts of water and knead the dough so that it forms into one big lump. 
  3. Knead until the dough becomes smooth and springy.
  4. Leave the dough to one side while you prepare your cooking stick. Choose a sturdy-looking stick, around 2.5cm thick, and strip off the bark and leaves so it is completely bare.
  5. Roll a small handful of dough into a snake-like shape. This won’t need to be very thick, as the dough will swell when cooking.
  6. Wind your dough around the stick.
  7. Hold the stick over the embers of a campfire. Don't place it directly in the flames as it will burn. Once it starts to turn golden brown it's ready to eat.
  8. Top your twist with jam, peanut butter, nutella or honey, or enjoy it plain and fresh off the heat.

Bread on a stick.

Bread on a stick.

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