Simple Damper

From Wikistix

Plain and simple damper with only 3 main ingredients. While I much prefer this cooked on a hot rock in the middle of camp fire ashes, it's not bad hot from the oven, either.


  • 2 cups self-raising flour.
  • 1 tablespoon butter (~15g)
  • 1 cup water


  • Substitute 1 cup self-raising + 1 cup plain flour.
  • Substitute milk for water.
  • Add sugar for a more sweet bread.
  • Add salt (plain salted butter has enough for me).
  • Add dried fruit.
  • Add sun-dried tomato.


  1. Preheat oven to 180⁰C.
  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  3. In a large bowl, mix flour with dry additions (salt, sugar).
  4. Rub in the butter (kids love this step, nice and messy).
  5. Gradually add and mix in the water (or milk), until the mixture turns to a soft but not too sticky dough (kids love this step even more, it's even more messy!).
  6. Knead and shape into a flattened ball, and place on the baking paper.
  7. Brush/wetten the top with milk to make a golden crust.
  8. Bake for roughly 30 minutes, until golden, and until it sounds hollow when tapped with a spoon.

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