Cook on stick Damper Bread | Mum In The Madhouse

Cook on stick Damper Bread

Bread on a stick, yes bread on a stick that you can cook over a fire or on the BBQ.  Damper bread is an Australian food and has been a huge hit here.  It is super simple to make and tastes ace.

damper bread

We are back with our A-Z of Ingredients series and this week we are at O is for Olives.  Olives are an aquired taste.  I love them as does Mini, but MadDad and Maxi not so much.  Both of them loved the damper bread with olives.

damper bread on a stick


  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 – 1 cup milk
  • pinch of salt
  • Small amount of chopped olives

This will make two sticks.  We make a savory one with olives and also a plain one to spread with Nutella or jam.


damper bread recipe

Rub the butter through the flour until it is all crumbly. When the boys were smaller we called it tickling the flour and butter.

Mix the salt, sugar and a little milk at a time until  it forms a dough.

chopping olives

Add your chopped olives.

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Divide into two pieces and roll into a snake shape. Wind around a clean, dry stick or a skewer.

damper bread on the BBQ

Hold over the campfire to cook.

damper bread with nutella

Then try and prevent the big man of the house from eating it all!

damper bread on a stick recipe

If you like this, then make sure you are following our cooking with kids board on Pinterest for lots of simple recipes perfect for getting your kids in the kitchen:

Follow Jen Walshaw’s board cooking with kids on Pinterest.


Stop by and see what the other Cooking With Kids A-Z team have created using olives:
Make Your Own Pasta Salad Bar from Still Playing School

See our other A-Z of cooking with kids series here

Thanks to Tesco and their Flame Academy for getting us hooked on letting the kids cook on the BBQ.

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