Australian Damper

Australian Damper Damper Bread was a staple of the early Australian settlers’ diet. Traditionally, the dough was cooked directly on the coals of an open fire. If you use this method, have a beer handy in case some of the ashes on the damper are still glowing when you eat it!

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 30 mins

    COOK : 30 mins

    TOTAL : 1 hr

    SERVING : 15

    YIELD : 1 loaf

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) Grease a baking sheet.

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  • In a large bowl, stir together the flour and the salt. With pastry blender or your hands, cut in butter. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the milk and water. Stir until the dough comes together. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and form into a round loaf 8 inches across. Place the loaf onto the prepared pan and using a sharp knife, cut a cross in the top.

  • Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, then lower the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue to bake for an additional 5 to 10 minutes. The loaf should be golden brown and the bottom should sound hollow when tapped.

Per Serving: 133 calories; protein 3.8g; carbohydrates 25.5g; fat 1.4g; cholesterol 3.3mg; sodium 590.5mg.