We 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!
We 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!
We used a basic bread recipe:
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.
Obviously, children are the very best tools at working the dough into a smooth consistency. : )
You 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.)
We 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.
Standing around a fire with a group of friends preparing food is such a warm and wonderful way to spend time together…
It takes a little while for the bread to bake, turning them around and around.
We 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!
What 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!
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.
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 🙂
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
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!
What a fun activity!!! Wish we were there to join you for this one. x
I love getting cozy glimpses into winter on hot summer days! x
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Just gorgeous! I love the idea of popping the sausages in the bread. What a wonderful winter warmer with friends!
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
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