The Little Things: bread on a stick!

The Little Things by Babyccino Kids The Little Things by Babyccino KidsWe have seen the first signs of spring here in Amsterdam, but still, they say it’s going to be the coldest week so far this winter. So a good time to celebrate a bit of outdoor coldness for this new The Little Things post!

tltoutdoor-3We got together with three families in our team member Nina’s gorgeous country house and had a wonderful morning making bread dough and wrapping it around sticks, while the dads were preparing a fire in the garden. Making the dough was easy and sooo much fun!

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We used a basic bread recipe:

  • 4 cups plain flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water

We were with 10 children, so you can definitely use half the amounts if you are with a smaller group. You can add some sugar and cinnamon to make the bread slightly sweet, but we were planning to fill the bread with sausages later so preferred them to be more savoury.

The Little Things by Babyccino KidsObviously, children are the very best tools at working the dough into a smooth consistency. : )

The Little Things by Babyccino Kids tltoutdoor-7You need some good sticks to wrap the bread around. So time for a little search outside for some cool sticks! (Or, in our case, just collect them from the stick collection in the basket outside our front door.)

tltoutdoor-8 The Little Things by Babyccino KidsWe covered the end of the sticks with aluminium foil before we twined the dough around in long strips — making sure not to make the layers of dough too thick.

tltoutdoor-11 The Little Things by Babyccino KidsTime to bake our bread!

The Little Things by Babyccino Kids tltoutdoor-12 tltoutdoor-13 tltoutdoor-16 The Little Things by Babyccino Kids The Little Things by Babyccino KidsStanding around a fire with a group of friends preparing food is such a warm and wonderful way to spend time together…

tltoutdoor-20 tltoutdoor-19 tltoutdoor-21 The Little Things by Babyccino Kids It takes a little while for the bread to bake, turning them around and around.

tltoutdoor-23 tltoutdoor-24 tltoutdoor-25 tltoutdoor-27 tltoutdoor-26 The Little Things by Babyccino KidsWe used a Dutch oven on the fire to warm the sausages, and then stuck them with right in the bread with a bit of ketchup. Yum!

The Little Things by Babyccino KidsWhat a perfect winter weekend morning! Spring, we are ready for you when you are, but in the meantime, we’ll entertain ourselves with our good friend Winter!

xxx Esther

PS – This is the newest post in a series which is called ‘The Little Things’. Thank you Maud Fontein for taking these beautiful photos and thank you Nina for letting us use your beautiful house and garden! The children are wearing clothes from Babaà, Omibia, Mabo, Dotty Dungarees, and La Coqueta.


Comments (9)

February 16, 2016

I love this! In Australia we would make damper and cook over an open fire much like the colonial settlers of our country. Adding the sausage is pure genius though. I’m inspired to do a little end of winter party around this theme 🙂

Vanessa in Scotland
February 16, 2016

I really love this post Esther! It looks like you all had such a gezzelig time! And Nina’s home looks stunning. You’ve inspired me to get the fire started a bake bread outside. xx

February 16, 2016

We often do this when camping with cinnamon bun dough! I never thought to do it this way with a hot dog in the middle! Genius!

Courtney in London
February 21, 2016

What a fun activity!!! Wish we were there to join you for this one. x

February 25, 2016

I love getting cozy glimpses into winter on hot summer days! x

March 1, 2016

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March 28, 2016

Just gorgeous! I love the idea of popping the sausages in the bread. What a wonderful winter warmer with friends!

Kate Prinsloo
September 14, 2016

Our girls love making snake bread! On Fridays they walk into the forest with their school and build a fire. The bread is always the highlight! It’s so fun to see kids around the world enjoying some of the same sweet moments. xx

December 24, 2016

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