Snobrod is a popular recipe in Denmark and throughout Scandinavia for easy campfire bread on a stick.
Also known as Snobrød, twisted bread and simply bread on a stick, our simple campfire bread recipe is quick & easy to make and fun for the whole family!
Our vegetarian Snobrod recipe features a simple yeast dough that you cut into strips, wrap around the end of a stick and slowly bake over the embers of a campfire.
Enjoy the sweet and smoky campfire bread on a stick on its own or slather in butter, peanut butter or Nutella for a yummy snack while camping.
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What Is Snobrød?
In Danish, this simple bread recipe is called Snobrød, which can be directly translated to Twisted Bread.
This popular bread is typically a recipe kids love to make in the summer when camping or at the cabin or cottage. It’s also a fun way of infusing a little Hygge into a cozy night around the bonfire with family and friends.
For those who grew up in Scandinavia there’s nothing better than relaxing around a fire pit, feeling the heat from the flames and baking homemade bread twisted around sticks found in a nearby forest.
Travel To Denmark by Making Snobrod Bread On A Stick at Home
I love traveling to Europe!
During my first visit to the continent I traveled for 3 months by train and plane. I had the opportunity to eat my way through Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, Portugal, Spain, France, Belgium, Holland, Russia, Estonia, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Bosnia, Hungary, Slovakia, Greece, Turkey, Italy, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
I first ate campfire bread on a stick during Midsommar at a cottage in the island archipelago a short ferry ride from Goteborg, Sweden. This is Scandinavia’s most popular annual holiday, when family gather to celebrate the longest day of the year. The sun never seems to set!
A local family prepared snobrød dough and we wrapped strips around tree branches. After the fire had died down and stars above began to twinkle in the night sky we used the glowing embers to carefully brown the bread on a stick until crunchy.
Once back home from a Scandinavian holiday you’ll have a newfound appreciation for the flavours of Denmark and can impress friends and family by making your very own campfire bread on a stick recipe!
My Family Loves Campfire Bread On A Stick
After enjoying Snobrød on a visit to Sweden during Midsommar I thought I should introduce the DIY Danish campfire snack to my family back home in Canada.
I knew my family would love Snobrod bread on a stick because we grew up going on week long canoe trips in Ontario. I also spent a good chunk of my childhood at a family cottage in Muskoka, where nightly bonfires were an entertaining event!
My mother recalls making a Canadian version of bread on a stick when camping as a teenager but it was totally new to me. My generation grew up on campfire sausages on a stick and sticky n’ sweet Smores.
Snobrod Campfire Bread Recipe Tips
- Our simple campfire recipe features 6 common pantry items so it’s easy to prepare snobrod last minute as you’ll likely have everything you need in your fridge and cupboards at the cottage or cabin.
- You can make vegan campfire bread on a stick by substituting butter for olive oil and dairy milk for soy milk or almond milk.
- When wandering through the woods in search for the perfect snobrød stick look for a branch that is around 1 inch thick.
- Use a clean cloth to wash the branch, ensure any moss, insects or dust has been remove before wrapping the dough.
- The secret to baking the perfect snorbrod is to have a steady hand and slowly rotate the stick 2-3 inches from the embers.
- Be sure not to wrap around too much dough onto each stick as the excessive weight will cause the bread to detach from the stick and fall into the fire.
- Offer gourmet flavour options by preparing small bowls of cinnamon sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, sesame seeds, poppy seeds and cumin seeds. Guests can sprinkle these flavourings over the snorbrod before placing them over the fire.
- Once the snobrød is finished baking over the hot embers you can enjoy eating the bread on a stick with your hands.
- We also like to bring jam, peanut butter, butter and Nutella to the campfire with a few knives to slather the bread with generous schmears.
Easy Campfire Bread Recipe
This classic Danish bread is prepared by rolling long and thin “sausage” strips between the palms of your hands. You then wrap a strip of dough around the end of a stick, which is found by scavenging through the woods or forest.
Finding the perfect stick is also a big part of the fun for little kids, and adventurous adults too!
The best snobrød stick is a long, straight and strong. It’s a good idea to remove the first 12 inches of bark from the tip of each stick. This way it is easier to remove bread once it is baked.
The perfect campfire bread recipe features a browned crunchy exterior and soft interior. Be patient and use the embers of the fire which are gentle rather than poking your snobrod into the flames of a recently lit fire.
What To Serve With Snobrød
Whether you’re camping in the wild wilderness or relaxing at a luxurious cottage on a weekend getaway, there are many ways to enjoy Snobrod on holiday.
If you’re camping at a nature reserve or national park and find yourself waking up in a tent on a beautiful sunny day we suggest making Snobrod as a lazy breakfast or brunch.
Prepare the dough once you wake up, light a fire to heat the morning coffee and once the flames have settled and embers are glowing you can make breakfast bread on a stick. Serve our campfire bread recipe drizzled in pancake syrup or maple syrup.
Campfire bread on a stick is also a great accompaniment to lunch or dinner. Cook a can of beans or grill meat on the fire and serve alongside savoury snobrod.
Snobrød is probably best known as a late night dessert, associated with sunset and after dinner snacking. Feel free to dunk the roasted bread on a stick in peanut butter, chocolate sauce or caramel as a late night snack on a camping trip.
Other Swedish recipes we love: Smorgastarta Swedish Sandwich Cake, Kardemummabullar Swedish Cardamom Buns, Jordgubbstårta Gluten Free Swedish Strawberry Meringue Cake, Flaky Swedish Rhubarb Cherry Pie and Swedish Pickled Rhubarb.
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How To Make The Best Snobrod Campfire Bread on a Stick
Snobrod Danish Campfire Bread on a Stick
- mixing bowl
- measuring spoons
- measuring cups
- 2 tbsp Melted Butter
- 200 ml Warm Milk
- 1 tsp Instant Yeast
- 1 tsp White Sugar
- 1 1/2 cups All Purpose Flour
- 1 tsp Kosher Salt
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients into a moist dough. No need to knead or handle.
- Cover the bowl with a dish towel and let the dough rise in a warm place until it has doubled in size – about 1 hour.
- With lightly floured hands gently scrape the sides of the bowl with your hands and form the dough into a ball.
- Tip the dough out onto a floured surface and divide into 8 pieces.
- Stretch the dough into a strip and then roll it into a long sausage shape. Twist a strip around the end of each stick. Pinch the dough together to secure the end if necessary.
- Hold the dough wrapped stick over the embers of a bonfire. Keep rotating until all sides are browned.
- Enjoy your freshly baked bread with your hands!
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