Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Damper is an Australian Bread. A very quick & simple side to make using mashed pumpkin. A beautiful golden colour when cooked, best served warm straight from the oven but will keep for a few days wrapped in plastic or an airtight container.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 220.C.
  2. Sift flour into a bowl, add butter & rub in using fingertips.
  3. Blend in pumpkin, cheese, chives & seasonings. Add combined egg & milk, mix quickly to a soft dough.
  4. Turn onto a lightly floured surface & knead lightly, form into a round.
  5. Place on a lightly greased baking tray and brush with a little milk, sprinkle with extra cheese.
  6. Bake for 10 mins then reduce heat to 180.C, bake for a further 15-20 mins or until damper sound hollow when tapped.
  7. Serve warm & buttered.


Most Helpful

mandy, this damper is just fantastic!!!! It is easy to make, has a wonderful crunchy crust with a lovely soft interior and such a great taste! Mmmm! The chives and the pumpkin pair really well and the cheese adds a lovely gooey goodness. I made my own pumpkin mash out of fresh hokkaido, so that it was rather wet and I left out the milk to compensate for that. The dough was easy to work with and I will surely make this again! THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this winner with us! Made and reviewed for 1-2-3-Hit Wonders June 2010.

Lalaloula June 29, 2010

Great bread Mandy! I have had damper bread just once prepared by an Australian so was eager to try your pumpkin-cheese-chive combination. It was a winner. I slathered it with butter and almost ate the entire loaf myself (lol). Thanks!

Acerast June 02, 2007

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