Damper Bread Recipe

Surprisingly Easy Damper Bread Recipe

Freshly baked damper bread – straight from YOUR oven! You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how easy it really is.

Damper is an Australian bread that is typically baked in a campfire. It is quick and easy to prepare, and is delicious served with a casserole, soup or on its own with butter and golden syrup.

I decided to whip up a damper with Mr 2.5 today. He had lots of fun rubbing the butter into the flour. My basil is really looking great in my vege garden, so I decided to use it and make a basil and cheese damper to serve with our dinner.

Basil and Cheese Damper Recipe

  • 250 grams of Self Raising Flour
  • 1/2tsp Salt
  • 30 grams of Butter, chilled and cubed
  • 175ml Milk
  • 50 grams of grated Tasty Cheese
  • 30 grams of grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 Tbsp chopped Basil leaves

6 steps to make this damper bread recipe

  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius or 380 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Place the flour and salt in a large bowl. Rub butter into the flour, until it resembles fine breadcrumbs
  3. Add cheeses, basil and milk to the flour mixture and stir to combine with a butter knife
  4. Turn out onto a floured bench, and shape into a ball. Place on a greased baking tray, and using a knife, cut a cross into the top. Brush top with milk
  5. Bake in oven for 30mins
  6. Tastes fabulous with softened butter
Freshly Baked Damper

Hot Tip

  • Use this recipe as a vehicle for other flavours. 
  • Don’t have basil or tasty cheese? Use sliced olives and fetta cheese. Sun-dried tomatoes and oregano. Or keep it simple and traditional and omit the herbs and cheese. It’s completely up to you 🙂

Nellys Belly

I’m a wife, mum to 2 little boys and in a former life I used to be a chef. I find comfort and peace in cooking, and just love the feeling of providing for my family and friends.

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