Damper is a traditional Australian bread, commonly prepared over the campfire. It is a beautiful treat that can be prepared using many different ingredients and is a lovely lunchbox snack that is quick and easy to make! I like my damper with a bit of a spicy kick to it so I’ve added chili, onion and garlic however, you can add any ingredients you like: leftover veggies such as mushrooms or spinach taste great in damper.
- 2 cups Self Raising Flour (or 1 cup Self Raising Wholemeal Flour & 1 cup regular Self Raising Flour)
- 70g Butter (melted)
- 1/2 cup grated Tasty Cheese
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
- 3/4 cup Milk
- 1/4 cup Water
- 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1/4 Chili Flakes
- Oregano or Mint (to sprinkle over dampers)
- Preheat oven at 180°C.
- Sift flour into a large bowl and stir in melted butter and cheeses.
- Add seasonings and stir well.
- Making a well in the centre, pour in the milk and water and knead gently until mixture is smooth and sticky.
- Spoon mixture into greased muffin tray (or you can use muffin papers) and sprinkle oregano or mint over each.
- Bake for approximately 15 mins or until lightly gold on top.
Damper is traditionally quite a dry bread roll – it is perfect to serve along side soups!