Cookbook | Ingredients | Recipes | Australian Cuisine
Drover's damper is Australian bread, made by stockmen while taking care of or rounding up stock. It is meant to be made outside by a campfire. This is the "flash" version, made when butter and milk are available.
- 2 cups self-raising flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup milk
- Add salt to flour, then add sugar.
- Rub in butter.
- Mix in milk to make a medium-soft dough.
- Knead lightly on flat surface until smooth.
- Pat dough into a round shape.
- Place damper mixture on coals or hot ash. Cook for maximum of 40 minutes.
- Discard burnt outside and eat the inside.
- Serve with butter, (golden syrup) or jam.
Notes, tips, and variationsEdit
- This cookbook also has an "ordinary" damper recipe.
- You can do this using a hole near the fire in a greased camp oven or greased aluminium foil in a barbecue.
- If you aren't outdoors, just add mixture to greased bread tin, brush with milk and cook in a hot oven, reducing heat until cooked (20 minutes).
- You can add dried fruit to make "Johnny Cake".
- As a variation, add grated cheese.
- Use beer instead of milk to make "Beer Damper".
- Drovers Oral History Project National Library of Australia
- Australian Bush Damper Gerry & Mo Noterey from Australian Outdoors (Variation recipes with pictures!)
- Camp Ovens Discount Camping
- Australian Camp Oven Festival