Pumpkin & Chive Damper

"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."
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Ready In:
1 loaf




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

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  1. 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.
  2. 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!


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