Damper is a traditional Australian bread which is made from simple ingredients and baked in the coals of a campfire. You can cook your own version in the modern oven and even give the bread a twist with the addition of sesame or poppy seeds scattered on top.
- Preheat oven to 200 degC. Grate the butter into combined flour and salt, then rub with fingertips until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
- Make a well in the centre and pour in the water. Quickly mix the dough with a kitchen knife until it comes together.
- Tip the dough out onto a lightly floured bench and knead for 2 minutes until smooth.
- Shape into a 20cm-wide disc and place on a lined baking tray.
- Using a sharp knife, mark the damper dough into quarters.
- Bake for 30 minutes until your damper is golden and sounds hollow when tapped.