Damper is a traditional Australian soda bread. It consists of a wheat flour, milk or water, baking powder and traditionally baked in the coals of a campfire. It was normally eaten with dried or cooked meat or golden syrup or Honey. This simple recipe dont need proofing time and very easy quick to make.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Australian Bread ~ DamperPreparation time: 10 minutes
Baking time: 30 minutes
Yield: 1 big damper bread or 2 medium size damper as shown in picture
Adapted from here
3 cups / 450grams self-raising flour or wheat flour ( see notes)
A Pinch of salt
5 tbsp + 1 tsp / 80grams butter, chilled, cubed
¾ cup / 185ml water
1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking tray with non-stick baking paper. Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl.
2. Using stand mixer or your fingertips, rub the butter into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
3. Add the water to the flour mixture and knead it in to soft dough, add 1-2 tablespoons extra water if the mixture is a little dry. Continue to knead in stand mixer for 5 ~ 6 minutes or else use your hands to bring the mixture together and turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently for 1- 2 minutes or until smooth.
4. Shape into an 18cm disc and place on tray. Use a sharp knife that has been dipped in flour to mark 8 wedges on top.
5. Dust the damper with a little extra flour and bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until the damper is cooked through and sounds hollow when tapped on the base. Transfer to a wire rack for 5 minutes to cool slightly. Serve warm or at room temperature.www. sarasyummybites.com