Damper Bread

  • Damper Bread
  • Damper Bread
  • Damper Bread

Rated 4.25 out of 5 based on 4 votes


  • 2 cups flour (not self-rising)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup water


Damper (Anglo Style)
• 2½ cups self-rising flour
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon butter
• 1 teaspoon sugar
• 1 cup milk (or ½ cup powdered milk and 1 cup water)
1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Grease and lightly flour a baking sheet.
3. Mix flour, salt, sugar, and butter together in a bowl.
4. Add milk and mix well. Knead the dough for about 5 minutes.
5. Shape into a flat circle and place on the baking sheet.
6. Bake for about 30 minutes. (Traditionally, balls of dough might be placed on rocks placed at the edge of a campfire to cook. Alternatively, wads of dough might be wrapped around the tip of a stick and held over an open fire to cook or can be cooked in a Wood Fired Pizza Oven – Exclusive to Winning Appliances)
To make Damper (Anglo Style), shape dough into a large flat circle on a greased and floured baking sheet.

Damper (Aboriginal Style)
• 2 cups flour (not self-rising)
• Pinch of salt
• 1 cup water (or enough to make a stiff dough)

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Mix flour and salt together. Add water slowly until a stiff dough is formed.
3. Pat the dough into a round shape on a greased baking sheet. Bake for one hour.
4. To serve, break off pieces. Discard crust if too hard, and eat the soft center. (Traditionally, the Aborigines would bake the dough in the ashes of the fire. The crust, dirty with ashes, would be torn away.)

The language above is a common language of many of the major East Arnhem Land Communities. This is to give recognition and respect to the First People of Australia.
Thank You – Goodbye (Djutjdjuti).

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  • Nothing beats fresh damper. Have tried several different recipes and added things like cheese which the children loved.


    by Rebecca Schofield on 14/09/2012, 06:41
    Rebecca Schofield
  • Damper brings back memories of childhood for me. You’ve inspired me to give it a go!


    by Louise Carter on 19/09/2012, 06:10
    Louise Carter
  • This looks great! I one added chocolate to my damper when I was young.. I remember it being delicious but I think I’d much rather use cheese now :)


    by Annabelle Page on 19/09/2012, 06:15
    Annabelle Page
  • And was it delicious?


    by Ruben Sargsyan on 04/06/2013, 01:11
    Ruben Sargsyan