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* 1 teaspoon salt
 
* 1 teaspoon salt
 
* ½ cup of milk  
 
* ½ cup of milk  
* 1 cup of water adjusting as needed)
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* 1 cup of water (adjusting as needed)
  
 
===Preparation===
 
===Preparation===
 
* Add dry ingredients:  flour, salt and milk powder into a bowl.
 
* Add dry ingredients:  flour, salt and milk powder into a bowl.
* Add water gradually stirring as you go.
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* Add water gradually stirring as you go - stop adding just as all the dry ingredients become sticky).
* Now the fun part! Add a bit of flour to your hands, get those fingers working and ensure everything is mixed together.
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* Add a bit of flour to your hands, get those fingers working and mix everything together - it gets quite sticky at this stage, and you might want to add a bit more flour.
* Once your dough is forming, place the mixture on a well-floured surface and knead lightly.
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* Once your dough is forming, place the mixture on a well-floured surface and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kneading knead] lightly.
 
* Shape the mixture into a round and allow to stand for 5-10 minutes.
 
* Shape the mixture into a round and allow to stand for 5-10 minutes.
  
 
=====If camping or hiking:=====
 
=====If camping or hiking:=====
 
* Use ½ cup of powdered milk in the dry ingredients and leave out the milk.
 
* Use ½ cup of powdered milk in the dry ingredients and leave out the milk.
* Pre-mix all the ingredients in a ziplock
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* Pre-mix all the ingredients in a ziplock.
 
* '''Increase the water''' to about 1 ½ cups
 
* '''Increase the water''' to about 1 ½ cups
  
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=====Option 2=====
 
=====Option 2=====
* Wind a handful of dough around a stick and hold it over the coals until it's nice and crusty!
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* Take a handful of dough and roll into a "snake",
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* Wind around a stick and hold it over the coals until it's nice and crusty!  
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* Don't be too hasty or you will be eating raw dough.
 
   
 
   
 
'''Serve''' with butter and golden syrup!
 
'''Serve''' with butter and golden syrup!
  
Tasty Tip: Add chocolate chips or cheese to the damper dough before baking for a sweet or savoury twist.
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'''Tasty Tip:''' Add chocolate chips or cheese to the damper dough before baking for a sweet or savoury twist.
  
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
 
* [http://firefoodie.blogspot.com/2009/03/aussie-damper-bread-on-stick_24.html Aussie Dampers]
 
* [http://firefoodie.blogspot.com/2009/03/aussie-damper-bread-on-stick_24.html Aussie Dampers]
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* [http://www.kidspot.com.au/best-recipes/Kids-cooking+5/Damper-on-a-stick-recipe+3468.htm Dampers on a stick]
  
 
===See also===
 
===See also===
  
 
==References==
 
==References==

Revision as of 05:10, 15 November 2014

Dampers are a very basic bread made by scouts and cubs for cooking over an open fire. For hiking the ingredients can be pre-mixed in a zip-lockbag and water is added just before cooking.

Contents

Making dampers

Ingredients

  • 3 ½ cups self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 1 cup of water (adjusting as needed)

Preparation

  • Add dry ingredients: flour, salt and milk powder into a bowl.
  • Add water gradually stirring as you go - stop adding just as all the dry ingredients become sticky).
  • Add a bit of flour to your hands, get those fingers working and mix everything together - it gets quite sticky at this stage, and you might want to add a bit more flour.
  • Once your dough is forming, place the mixture on a well-floured surface and knead lightly.
  • Shape the mixture into a round and allow to stand for 5-10 minutes.
If camping or hiking:
  • Use ½ cup of powdered milk in the dry ingredients and leave out the milk.
  • Pre-mix all the ingredients in a ziplock.
  • Increase the water to about 1 ½ cups

Cooking

Option 1
  • Place your damper on some greased foil inside your Dutch oven
  • Place the lid on firmly and place Dutch oven on the hot coals
  • Cover the lid with coals also and allow to cook for around half an hour
Option 2
  • Take a handful of dough and roll into a "snake",
  • Wind around a stick and hold it over the coals until it's nice and crusty!
  • Don't be too hasty or you will be eating raw dough.

Serve with butter and golden syrup!

Tasty Tip: Add chocolate chips or cheese to the damper dough before baking for a sweet or savoury twist.


External links

See also

References