Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

Traditional Damper Bread - entering for Zaar World Tour 5.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and grease a baking sheet.
  2. Stir together the flour and the salt in a large bowl.
  3. Cut in butter.
  4. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the milk and water. Stir until the dough comes together.
  5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and form into a round loaf 8 inches across. Place the loaf onto the prepared pan and using a sharp knife, cut a cross in the top.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, then lower the temperature to 350 degrees F and continue to bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes. The loaf should be golden brown and the bottom should sound hollow when tapped.
Most Helpful

I miss those camping days hmmm the smell of that fresh camp oven baked damper. Yummy!

Neal N. July 14, 2015

*Reviewed during ZWT5 Family Picks Australia and New Zealand for Chow Hounds Team* Perfect plain damper that my family enjoyed with dinner tonight. SO easy to make and tasted just right. You can add extras to this damper like herbs, sprinkle cheese over the top or add in dried fruits to make it sweeter, such as sultanas or raisins. Photo alos being posted

**Jubes** June 08, 2009

This reminded me of a home-made biscuit but in a bread form. It is a dense bread but nice and crispy on the outside. I made it for breakfast and added some butter to the wedge and had some fruit with it. Thanks for sharing the recipe Virginia!! Made for ZWT 5!!

diner524 May 19, 2009