Australian Damper

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This is the bread made by drovers in the Australian outback. It's great camping food, as it's traditonally cooked in the coals of a campfire. — dale!

This recipe is courtesy of dale! via Food.com.

4
Servings
384
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2  Cups  plain flour
  • 5  Teaspoons  baking powder
  • 1  Teaspoon  salt
  • 1  Teaspoon  butter
  • 1  Teaspoon  sugar
  • 1  Cup  milk, fresh, powdered (or you can just use water)

Directions

The best way to make this is to mix together the dry ingredients, then add the liquid and butter and mix well, and then knead it for about 5 minutes.

Then, wrap it in a double layer of greased foil and place it in the coals of the campfire, poking it in and retrieving it a bit later hoping that it's done.

I've also had it where you just throw the dough into the coals and pull off the blacked outside when it's done and eat the inner part.

To cook it in the oven, preheat to 350 degrees F.

Combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar, and mix well. Rub or cut in the butter. Stir in the milk to form a dough.

Shape into a flattened ball and place on a greased baking sheet or in a round cake tin and bake for about 30 minutes.

Doing it this way, though, is not traditional and just won't taste the same.

You eat it right away while it's still hot in thick slices with butter, golden syrup, jam, or vegemite.

This is great camping food and always brings back happy camping memories.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Sugar
11g
12%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
59g
45%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
34µg
5%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Calcium, Ca
126mg
13%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
42µg
11%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
61mg
19%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Phosphorus, P
213mg
30%
Selenium, Se
13µg
24%
Sodium, Na
720mg
48%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
102g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Australian Shopping Tip

Plan out and shop for a week's worth of dinners. Keep essential oils, spices, and herbs in your pantry at all times.

Australian Cooking Tip

Applesauce and plain yogurt are good fat substitutes in most recipes. For maximum texture and flavor, replace no more than half the amount of the fat listed in the recipe.

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