Recipe

Damper

This traditionally Aussie yeast-free bread is super-simple to make at home.

  • 20 mins preparation
  • 45 mins cooking
  • Serves 10
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This delicious yeast-free bread is best enjoyed hot from the oven with lashings of butter. Serve on its own, or as an accompaniment to a hearty bowl of soup.
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Ingredients

Damper
  • 3 1/2 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon caster sugar
  • 40 gram butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 1/4 cup water (approximately)

Method

Damper
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 200°C. Lightly grease an oven tray.
  • 2
    In a large bowl, sift flour, salt and sugar; rub in butter. Stir in milk and enough water to mix to a sticky dough.
  • 3
    On a floured surface, knead dough until just smooth. Place dough on oven tray; press into a 16cm round.
  • 4
    Cut a cross into top of dough, about 1cm (½-inch) deep. Brush dough with a little extra milk; sprinkle with a little extra flour. Bake about 45 minutes. Turn damper, top-side up, onto wire rack to cool.

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