Snobrød Recipe – Recipe for Danish Bonfire Bread

Snobrød Recipe – there are various Danish recipes for bread dishes. If you’re looking for something on the unique side of bread treats, snobrød is what you’re looking for. Otherwise known as bonfire bread or twisted bread on a stick, this Danish bread recipe is one of the simpler ways to make a bread dish. One of the main reasons this dish is made is for some ‘Hygge’ by the bonfire.

Basically, this is a type of comfort food similar to roasted marshmallows. When comes to the process of making this bread, it is similar to making regular bread. What makes it different is that the bread is cooked using the embers of a bonfire and only takes around 10 minutes. After being roasted, you get a crisp outside and a soft inside as a result.

Snobrød Recipe

Snobrød (Danish Bonfire Bread)

A warm twisted Danish bread on a stick cooked on a bonfire
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Danish
Servings 10 pieces


  • 500 g wheat flour
  • 25 g yeast
  • 3 dl water
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon Jam optional filling


  • In a mixing bowl, add 25 grams of yeast and 3 dl(1.2 cups) of lukewarm water and stir them together. Once they are incorporated, add a tablespoon of oil
  • Add 1 teaspoon coarse salt then gradually add the flour before kneading the dough until everything is fully incorporated.
  • Cover the dough with a cloth and let it rise for around an hour. The size should double in size as a result.
  • For the sticks, they should approximately be 1.20 metes long and around a centimeter thick. Make sure to cut 25 cm from the tip and the stick should be able to support the twisted dough.
  • Divide the dough into 10 pieces and roll each into a thin strip then wrap it around the stick.
  • Keep a good distance from the flames and make sure that the dough is over the embers and not the flames. This will help prevent any potential burning.
  • Roast the dough for about 10 minutes. It should be done when you hear a hollow sound when tapping the bread.
  • Repeat the process for all ten pieces until you achieve a golden brown coloring on all pieces.

Tips and Tricks for a Snobrød Recipe

While snobrød is fairly easy to make, there is a little trickiness to the cooking process. If you are new to making this treat, you’ll want to watch out for burning the tip of the bread. You’ll want to cook the bread on the embers of your bonfire and not the flames themselves. It can also help to use a good stick to apply the dough on. A good stick to use for making snobrød is a non-poisonous hardwood that will not impart a disagreeable taste. Some good options include birch, hazel, and willow. It also helps to have sticks that are 1.5–2 cm in width.

Aside from having good sticks, a good bonfire is key for this dish. You’ll want to have a bonfire that is gradually burned so far down that there are only glowing pieces of wood left, with almost no flames. There are plenty of woods you can use for your bonfire but avoid poplar and aspen as they produce a sour smoke. If you want a good fire to make your snobrød, it must burn down a little, so that there are not many flames. You should also be able to spread out the embers a little. That way you have enough room for your sticks of dough.

Other Ways to Enjoy Bonfire Bread

Usually, this Danish bread treat is enjoyed as is but there are other options you can try. If you want to add some savoriness to the snack, try wrapping thin slices of ham to the stick before wrapping the dough around it. You can also have some condiments like ketchup or mustard for dipping. For something on the sweeter side, try spreading butter or marmalade. Either way, this bread is a versatile treat for you to enjoy.

Check out more Danish treats with our “Klejner Recipe” and “Fastelavnsboller Recipe.”

Snobrød Recipe

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