BAKING / Bageri: TWISTED BREAD (snobrød)
There are a few distinct memories I have from those long danish summer nights when the sun simply seemed to bounce on the horizon and never go away. The one memory that forever will remain with me are the ones from when we lived on my grandfather’s dairy before the age of seven.
The grounds that surrounded the dairy and the main house were perfect for a child to enjoy and explore. But, on special nights when a little bonfire would be light near the refuse pile of the dairy…our grandmother (bedstemor) would make a batch of TWISTED BREAD / snobrød for us kids to enjoy baking on a stick over that fire. Though my sister and I were too young to do this on our own, our older cousin Jan would let us hang out with him and his friends near the fire…enjoying the wonderfully fresh baked goodness of our little breads.
Twisted Bread Over a Fire or Grill
225 g flour
1/2 tsp salt
1-1/2 dl warm water
15 g yeast
Assemble all ingredients in a bowl.
Dough should be as solid as to be able to wrap around a stick/skewer or roll into sausages.
Let the kids (or adults) roll the dough into finger-thick sausages and twist them around the stick or around standard barbecue sausages roasted over a campfire like sausages baked in bread.
Cook for 5-10 minutes while turning them slowly making sure not too close to the embers as the dough will burn.
SPECIAL NOTE: These can be made over a grill or over embers in an open fire or backyard fire pit. Make sure to not put the dough directly into the flame as it will not bake – but, char Allow enough distance for the dough to hover over glowing embers. Be careful not to burn yourself. And always remember to never leave children unattended with fires.
Twisted Bread for Kindergarten..or Adults!
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 dl cold milk
Mix the baking powder into the flour. Then add salt chopping the butter into the flour. Knead the dough together with the cold milk. As the dough comes quickly come together, divide the dough into 6-7 smaller pieces rolling each into thick sausages.These can be wrapped around prepared sticks and the, bake over embers. Dough is easy and kids will no doubt think that is very exciting…as well as adults!