Damper - 4 Ingredients
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Serves 4 serves


  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup milk extra for brushing


  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  • In a large bowl, stir together flour, sugar and a generous pinch of salt.
  • Add the butter and rub in with your fingertips.
  • Add the milk and stir it in with a butter knife. The dough should be fairly soft, but not too sticky.
  • Turn out onto a lightly floured board and shape into a soft smooth ball.
  • Cut a cross shape into the top of the damper and brush with a little milk.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until golden.

Recipe Notes

Serve hot with lashings of butter and golden syrup.

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  • Tahnia says:

    5 stars
    Absolutely beautiful. I sifted the flour first

  • Yasmin mccarthy says:

    Nice, turned out perfectly. Had to add more flour. Will use it again. Cheaper than bread

  • annette says:

    5 stars

  • Gerry says:

    5 stars
    Looks delish. Haven’t made it in sooo long. My dad used to use damper recipe on a cleaned stick when out bush (resembled hot dog roll when cooked). Then butter and golden syrup when warm

  • Kim McCosker says:

    5 stars
    My boys LOVE this recipe!

  • Delina Smail says:

    5 stars
    We cooked the damper on a camp fire and it was wonderful. Making it again next time we are camping.

  • Avani G says:

    5 stars
    It was amazing and easy, tasted great 👍 I had it for lunch and it tasted the bessst I really recommend.

  • Aaron says:

    5 stars
    Loved it it tasted the best

  • Ken Mitchell says:

    5 stars
    Absolute beatiful

  • sue towns says:

    Delicious,so easy to make

  • Samantha Dunne says:

    5 stars
    Easy and delicious

  • unknownow says:

    5 stars

  • CG says:

    5 stars
    Simple recipe – excellent result!

  • Silvia says:

    Tried it this morning without the sugar and had it for breakfast, I’m not a baker and it was very easy to make, i had it with butter and vegemite and it was delicious.

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