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This is a wonderful 'quick bread' that's very difficult to screw up! I've had damper before while I was living in Oz, but had never tried making it myself. Well I was visiting my parents this weekend and made them soup w/damper for dinner. They really enjoyed it - said it tasted like a big crusty [American] biscuit. It was perfect paired with our soup. This recipe came together even quicker than I expected; I actually mixed it up on a commercial break! I used all-purpose flour plus 2tsp. soda, which worked just fine. I added about a Tbs. of freeze dried basil, a dash of garlic, and 1/2c. cheddar cheese. I baked it on a baking stone simply because I was attempting to recreate the damper I had eaten. My dad liked it so much he wants to try the campfire version! Thanks for the recipe!!

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Atiekay March 06, 2007

Perfect. Mine did use a little more milk but it seems to be my flour - I've had problems with this pack! I'd forgotten how adaptable damper is. I sprinkled half with cheese & the other half with cinnamon sugar. mmmmm

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Mischka July 05, 2006

Great basic recipe. There is so much you can do with this. I cut the recipe in half. I did not have self rasing flour so I added 1 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt to the regular all purpose flour. Also I added a little more sugar and mixed in some chopped apples. Baked for about 25 minutes I think. Over flowed a little out of my custard cups when baking (I used 2 6oz cups). But this was a great recipe. Very tasty!

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anme January 22, 2007

We really liked these. I've never even heard of them b4 but decided to give it a try. I made them without any added ingredients. So easy to make on the spir of the moment. They were great with butter and marmite. Mike liked them as a sponge to clean his soup plate. I'll be making this often with or without the extras. Oh, and I usaed a muffin pan to bake them in. It worked perfectly. Thanks for a great recipe.

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Ilysse December 15, 2005

I made the cheese & herb version of the damper in ramekins. I'm looking forward to having the 'hot coal' version on our next camping trip. Very yummy, quick and easy.

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VegeMight April 27, 2005

I have memories of making damper in campfires at school camps. I had never thought of using ramekins. Good idea! Made a cheese damper with a bit of left over parmesan. Very filling and a very easy way of preparing a bread for soups etc in minimum time.

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Missy Wombat March 14, 2005
Damper (Aussie Campfire Bread)