Damper is a traditional Australian bread, historically made by bush travellers, and later by indigenous Australians. It is simple to make and is usually cooked on the coals of an open fire.


At Amigoss, we baked ours in the oven! The children practised reading a recipe, measuring ingredients, ‘rubbing’ the butter into the flour and ‘kneading’ the dough until it was soft. We then baked it in the oven, and we plan on putting butter, honey, jam or Vegemite on some damper slices for afternoon tea. Yum!

Do you want to know Jenny´s Recipe?


-80g butter

-3/4 cup cold water

-3 cups self raising flour

-Pinch of salt


-Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius

-Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl

-Knead the dough for 4 – 5 minutes and shape into a large, round loaf

-Bake for 35-45 minutes or until it sounds hollow when tapped

-Serve warm with butter or soup


¡Buen provecho!