Tasty, fun to cook, and simple to make, bread sticks make great fireside food.
500g self-raising flour
1 tablespoon of sugar
2 teaspoons of salt
300-500ml of water
At least 2 of the following:
- Pinch of garlic powder (or 1 teaspoon of chopped garlic)
- Pinch of oregano
- Pinch of rosemary
- Pinch of thyme
- Pinch of Cajun seasoning
(If you're lazy, this works perfectly well, with ready-to-cook bread dough!)
Find a nice long stick from around the campsite...aim for about half a centimetre wide, and strong enough to hold the dough up. Peel off the bark to show the green wood at one end.
Mix the sugar, 1 tsp 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. Keep kneading until the dough becomes smooth and springy. Then add the rest of the salt and herbs and fold the dough a couple of times to mix them through a little.
Break off a small ball of dough and roll into a long sausage shape in your hands. Stick one end of the dough to the tip of the stick, and then carefully coil the dough down around the stick, pressing it as you go so it stays on.
Then hold your bread stick over the campfire, turning it occasionally so that it cooks evenly.
After a while, depending on the heat and height of the fire, you'll see the dough start to brown. It's ready to eat when it gets to the shade of brown you prefer!
Once cooked, you can either either eat it straight off the fire, or roll your bread in butter, or any dip of your choosing.