Australian Bush Bread - Damper

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Chrissyo

Damper is the bush-bread of Australia. Drovers (cowboys) baked Damper in camp ovens buried in the hot ashes of their camp fires in the Outback, but if you don"t want to build a camp fire in your backyard, damper can also be baked in a normal kitchen oven. To eat a damper: Cut the damper into rustic chunky slices, spread a liberal amount of butter on the damper and top with either jam, honey or Golden Syrup. YUM.. You just got to have a cuppa with it.

Top Review by kzbhansen

This was very quick to put together, I liked this with hot honey butter. I have made both kinds 1 with self rising and one without and found that yours had a more denser smooth texture however I loved them both, thanks for posting!!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl and make a well in the middle.
  2. Pour in the milk and mix.
  3. Grease the camp oven or round baking pan and dust with flour.
  4. Place dough in the camp oven or pan.
  5. Cut a cross in the top surface of dough.
  6. Close lid of camp oven and bake in the hot ashes of your camp fire for about thirty minutes, or bake in preheated normal kitchen oven for 30 minutes at 220° C (425° F).
  7. Eat with a cup of tea, boiled in a billy.

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