Prep 2 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins
Posted by request. I haven't made it yet.
- 8 teaspoons oil
- 390 ml water
- 600 g white bread flour (4 cups)
- 8 teaspoons powdered milk
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 4 teaspoons sugar
- 6 teaspoons baking powder
- Add ingredients in the order specified by your bread machine.
- Set machine to yeast free setting.
- If you don't have one, I would recommend making the dough in the machine, and then baking in the oven.
This was nice and moist but very heavy (but that's probably just because I'm used to yeast bread). Admittedly, I haven't had "real" damper for many years, but this is more or less like I remember. I had to cook it a bit longer than my bread machine cycle (actually called the "damper" cycle) went for, because that only cooked it for about 40 minutes. I gave it about another 15 minutes. It was very pale on the top, but well browned on the bottom and a bit hard. Most recipes use self-raising flour, rather than bread flour, and I think that using a lower gluten flour might help.
This bread is the perfect choice if you want the taste and texture of a simple basic bread, but don't have the time to deal with a yeast dough. The only adjustment I made was that since I didn't have powdered milk, I used a mixture of half milk and half water for the liquid. The bread had a fantastic aroma while baking, a great texture, a flavor that reminded me of a good biscuit but with the firmer texture of bread, and a slightly crispy, slightly chewy crust. Plain, it's a good. When I put a little butter or margarine on it,it seemed to compliment the flavor so well, that I knew I would not only make this again, I would serve it at a dinner party without hesitation. Thanks for an excellent bread! Oh, by the way, I stored it in a plastic bag, and it seems to keep its freshness for a few days too! An added benefit!
Works well and it has a great taste. Popular with my toddler.