Modern Traditional Aussie Damper





Introduction: Modern Traditional Aussie Damper

About: I like making things and exploring

If using and oven, preheat to 190ºC

Step 1: Interesting Indgredients

- 450grams (3 cups) of self-raising flour

- 1/4 teaspoon of salt

- 180mL of milk. Add more if the mixture turns out too dry

- 1 teaspoon sugar

- 80grams of chilled butter

Step 2: Pour in the Powder

1. Mix the flour, salt and sugar into a bowl

Step 3: Butter Time

2. Rub the butter in with your fingers

Step 4:

This is what it should look like. It should be like breadcrumbs.

Step 5: Pour the Milk

3. Add the milk and mix into a dough. If the mixture is too dry than add more milk.

Step 6: Doughy

4. knead dough until smooth

Step 7: Time to Cook (nearly)

5. Grease a cake tray with oil or butter and dust with flour

Step 8: In the Tray

6. Now put the dough into the tray

Step 9: In the Oven

7. Place in the oven for 30-40mins

Step 10: All Done

8. Take dough out when ready and cut in half. If it is soft leave to cool in oven for a bit.

Step 11: Eat It

You can eat it however you want. I like it with honey.



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    BTW i was going to put on how to cook on a fire but it has been raining for ages so here it is: 1. Start fire

    2. Make dough

    3. Burn out fire

    4. Grease and dust a piece of aluminium foil with flour and wrap dough in it

    5. Cover foil wrapped dough in hot ashes and embers and leave for 30-40mins of until hard and cooked

    thats it

    Sorry. I was trying to make a joke. Thanks for your post. I'll give it a try this weekend.

    1 reply

    You mixed centigrade with metric with standard. Is this a trick?

    2 replies

    different measurements are easier for different ingredients but sorry if it is confusing

    Centigrade is now called Celsius, named after a Swedish astronomer.
    You say "degrees Celsius" for an actual temperature, but "Celsius degrees" for a difference in temperature. Same as Fahrenheit.

    Celsius temperature and grams, meters and liters are metric units for temperature, mass, distance and volume although kilograms and kilometers are used for larger masses or distances.

    Cups are used in some recipes although a standard cup and a random coffee cup may not have the same volume. So using weight measured on a scale is more exact.

    thanks for the feedback and sorry if i mixed up some of the measurements.


    1 year ago

    Very interesting. How does it come out? It seems almost like a buttermilk biscuit. Is Damper a common Australian bread? Also, can you tell me what temperature you baked the bread?

    1 reply

    The temperature was 190°C.
    To convert, multiply by 1.8 then add 32.
    So 190°C times 1.8 = 342 plus 32 = 374°F

    Damper is a camper or hiker bread in Australia. Normal bread is like US bread except with less sugar.


    1 year ago

    looks awesome cant wait to try some!!!!!!

    Yum! It looks delicious :)