Although we’ve seen the first signs of winter we still have the most wonderful blue skies and sunshine every day. This is a good time to celebrate a bit of outdoor coldness and to have some outdoor fun with your kids this winter.
Get together with friends and family and spend the morning (or afternoon) making bread dough and wrapping it around sticks. Making dough is super easy and so much fun.
Here is 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
This recipe feeds 10 kids, so you can definitely use half the amounts if you are with a smaller group. The kids love working the dough into a smooth consistency. It’s a great tactile experience too!
This is a good time to ask dad to make the fire so long. He’ll have fun with your kids, too.
You can fill the bread with sausages and add tomato sauce and mustard. If you’d like something sweet you can split the recipe in half and add cinnamon and sugar.
You need some good long sticks to wrap the bread around. You need enough for everyone to have their own.
Cover the end of the sticks with aluminium foil. Twine the dough around in long strips. Make sure the dough is not too thick.
Standing around a fire with your kids and a group of friends preparing food is such a great way to spend time together.
Keep turning the bread so that it doesn’t burn. This takes a bit of time.
In the meantime, warm the sausages you’ve prepared so that when the bread is ready you can just add some tomato sauce or mild mustard and start munching.
What a perfect way to entertain and have fun with your kids this winter.