Traditional Damper

Traditional Damper


Servings 6
Time Needed Prep
Ingredients 5
Difficulty Easy

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  • 2 cups Self Raising Flour
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Caster Sugar
  • 2 tsp Butter

Nutrition Information

Qty per
16g serve
Qty per
Energy 58cal 354cal
Protein 1g 6.08g
Fat (total) 2.33g 14.18g
 - saturated 0.42g 2.53g
Carbohydrate 8.7g 52.7g
 - sugars 1.75g 10.63g
Dietary Fibre 0.92g 5.57g
Sodium 203mg 1230mg

Nutritional information does not include the following ingredients: Milk

Please Note - Nutritional information is provided as a guide only and may not be accurate.

Traditional Damper is definitely an Aussie tradition!  Serve with slabs of butter and jam, or roll it out and wrap around a stick and heat over an open fire!





  1. Mix the flour, salt and sugar together in a bowl.

  2. Stir in the butter and 'pinch the butter' into the mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs.

  3. Slowly add the milk a little at a time until a stiff dough is formed.

  4. Knead lightly until the dough is nice and smooth.

  5. Form the dough into a damper and place on a greased baking tray or round cake tin.

  6. Use a little extra milk to glaze the top if desired.

  7. Bake at 180 degrees for about 40 minutes or until damper is golden and sounds hollow when tapped. If the damper browns too quickly, cover with foil for the remainder of the cooking time.

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