Drover's Damper
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Drover's Damper
  Australian    Bread  
Last updated 6/12/2012 1:28:46 AM. Recipe ID 64274. Report a problem with this recipe.
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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 is available.


    * 2 cups self-raising flour
    * 1/4 teaspoon salt
    * 2 teaspoons sugar
    * 1 tablespoon butter
    * 1 cup milk


   1. Add salt to flour
   2. Add sugar
   3. Rub in butter.
   4. Mix in milk to make a medium-soft dough.
   5. Knead lightly on flat surface until smooth.
   6. Pat into a round shape.
   7. Place damper mixture on coals or hot ash.
   8. Cook for maximum of 40 minutes.
   9. Discard burnt outside and eat the inside.
  10. Serve with butter, (golden syrup) or jam.


    * 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, glaze with milk 
and cook in a hot oven, reducing heat until cooked (20 minutes).
    * You can add dried fruit - then it's "Johnny Cake".
    * As a variation, add grated cheese.
    * Use beer instead of milk for "Beer Damper".

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