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Bush Beer Damper

Quintessentially Australian and probably the simplest of all the bread products to make, my first memories of making Damper come from my childhood where we used to make the dough while camping before sticking it on the end of a stick and cooking it over an open fire.

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2 ½ Cups Self Raising Flour
1 good pinch of salt
175 ml of your favourite Beer


Mix ingredients

Step 1

Place the flour and salt into a bowl and make a well in the middle. Pour the beer into this well and mix using your hands.

Step 2

Continue mixing until the dough forms. You may need to adjust the mixture a bit, if it’s too dry add a bit more beer, if it’s too wet, add a bit more flour. Knead lightly for another couple of minutes or so but be careful not to over work the dough.

Knead dough
Form the Rolls

Step 3

Divide the dough into two large pieces or four smaller pieces and shape them into rolls. Place the rolls onto a floured baking tray or silicone mat.

Step 4

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Cook the rolls for about 12 - 15 minutes until they are golden brown on the outside and sound hollow when their base is tapped. Once cooked, turn out onto a rack to cool.

Turn out to cool

Bush Beer Damper rolls make a good substitute to bread rolls at meal time, can be eaten with Jam or are great for making a bacon and egg sandwich.

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Recipe By , Flavoursome Delights

Tip: If using beer that you have brewed yourself, try to use the last beer in the bottle being sure to swish it around so as to stir up the sediment in the bottom of the bottle.

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5 comments so far (post your own)

This recipe is a great guide. I replaced the beer with cider which was great and then added pizza toppings. Delicious!

Posted by Rachel on Thursday, 16.02.12 @ 19:22pm

going camping for two weeks. looking forward to trying this out on hubby.

Posted by mandy on Friday, 21.09.12 @ 06:45am

Would just like to say it is good to see someone still putting forward good simple recipies. I have made this and come out a treat.

Posted by Squid on Tuesday, 2.10.12 @ 14:54pm

Cheers, appreciate it.

You can also add cheese and herbs to mix it up a bit

Posted by Ben on Monday, 15.10.12 @ 09:32am

This recipe with a baked camembert inside. Perfect.

Posted by V on Saturday, 3.11.12 @ 19:45pm

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