|Servings:||5-10 depending upon appetites!|
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.
- Add salt to flour
- Add sugar
- Rub in butter.
- Mix in milk to make a medium-soft dough.
- Knead lightly on flat surface until smooth.
- Pat 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.
- 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".
- 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