Recipe

Cheesy seed damper

Your slow cooker is not just good for lamb shanks.

  • 3 hrs 30 mins cooking
  • Serves 12
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Slow-cooking season has hit and now that the slow cooker is out on the bench, theres so much more than lamb shanks and casseroles you can make in it. This simple yeast-free seed bread is cooked in the slow cooker then browned under the grill to finish.
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups (450g) self-raising flour
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • 40 grams cold butter, chopped
  • ¼ cup (50g) pepitas (pumpkin seed kernels)
  • ¼ cup (35g) sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons linseeds
  • ¼ cup (50g) roasted buckwheat
  • 1½ cups (150g) pizza cheese
  • ¾ cup (180ml) buttermilk
  • ½ cup (125ml) water, approximately

Method

  • 1
    Preheat a 4.5-litre (18-cup) slow cooker on high for 30 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, sift flour and salt into a large bowl, using your fingertips; rub in butter. Stir in seeds, buckwheat and cheese. Stir in buttermilk and enough of the water to make a soft, sticky dough.
  • 3
    Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead lightly until smooth. Shape dough into a 16cm round on a piece of baking paper. Brush with a little extra buttermilk, sprinkle with a little extra flour; cut a 1cm deep, 10cm wide cross in top of dough.
  • 4
    Lift dough, on baking paper, into cooker. Cook, covered, on high, for 3 hours or until damper sounds hollow when tapped with fingers.
  • 5
    Preheat grill.
  • 6
    Carefully lift damper, on baking paper, from cooker; place on an oven tray. Cook under grill for 5 minutes or until browned lightly.

Notes

Damper is best made on day of serving or reheat, wrapped in foil, in the oven for 15 minutes or until warmed through.Accompany with butter and loads of golden syrup; or serve with soups and stews.Suitable to freeze at the end of step 6.

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