Damper

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An Australian camp-fire cookie.

This recipe was provided by our family down under, and is for cooking over a camp fire by the billabong, mate.

However, the instructions below are for civilisation (an oven at least).

Ingredients

600 g
self raising flour
3.75 ml
salt
100 g
FAIRTRADE raw cane sugar
100 ml
water
FAIRTRADE
Sources

Method

Preparation

Get the oven hot at gas mark 6 (200 °C; 400 °F).

Mix the flour salt and sugar in a mixing bowl and gradually add water to form a soft dough.

Adjust the dough with more water or more flour as necessary.

Knead lightly.

Shape into a ball and place on the oven tray.

Cooking

Bake for 10 minutes at gas mark 6 (200 °C; 400 °F).

Turn the oven down to gas mark 4 (180 °C; 350 °F) and bake for a further 15 minutes until the damper is golden and sounds hollow when you tap it.

To serve

Could be good with a dob of butter and some FAIRTRADE runny honey.

Variation

Use the dough to make Twisties.