Bush Damper in Coals
Prep: 40 mins
Cook: 60 mins
6 serves Serves: 6
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A traditional Australian damper recipe.
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Ingredients

  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 3 cups wholemeal plain flour
  • 1 tbs baking powder
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat milk
  • 1 cup water

Method

  1. Mix all dry ingredients together, and then add water.
  2. Knead and then shape dough to about 1 – 1½ inches thick.
  3. Options for cooking:
  • To cook over an open fire: scrape off half of the coals and sand on the fire. Put a thick layer of plain flour on the hot sand, place damper on the
    flour and then put another thick layer of plain flour on the damper. Cover carefully with hot sand and coals. Leave for about 30 minutes, then remove from fire and brush off.
  • To cook on a stove: sprinkle flour in a frypan and heat over moderate heat. Place mixture in the pan and shake occasionally to prevent sticking. When mixture slides easily in pan turn over. Knock the top of the damper; it will make a dull sound when it is cooked.
  • To cook in the oven: sprinkle flour on an oven tray and heat in 180°C oven. Flatten the dough to an oval or round shape and place on the oven tray. Bake in oven for ½ an hour. Then turn and bake on the other side for another ½ an hour.

Recipe from Deadly Tucker cookbook (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander-FOODcents manual, 2006), North Metropolitan Health Service, Department of Health WA, reproduced with permission.


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    Ingredients
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    Equipment
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    Mix all dry ingredients together, and then add water.
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    Knead and then shape dough to about 1 – 1½ inches thick.
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    Flatten the dough to an oval or round shape and place on floured oven tray
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    Bake in oven for 30mins
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    Turn over and bake in oven for 30 mins

Healthy tip!

Try mustard instead of mayonnaise to add extra flavour to your salads and sandwiches.

More tips

Nutrition Information

per serving per 100g
Energy 2122 kJ 1041 kJ
Protein 16.3 g 8 g
Fat, total 2.6 g 1.3 g
— saturated 0.5 g 0.3 g
Carbohydrate 98.1 g 48.1 g
— sugars 1.9 g 0.9 g
Sodium 323.2 mg 158.5 mg
Fibre 10.6 g 5.2 g

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