- 4 cups self-rising flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp butter – softened
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
Prepare to take an excursion into the frontier past by indulging in Australian damper. Damper is a traditional Australian style soda bread that was historically made by packers, drovers, stockmen, and drovers; basically, anyone needing to travel. It is traditionally made outside over open coals and utilizes only the most basic of rations, mainly flour, water and sometimes milk. This bread is truly the fare of tough guys and adventurers. Learn how to make it today, so you’ll always be able to make it when out camping.
Damper, otherwise known as soda bread has a surprising amount of health benefits. Soda bread contains a large number of vitamins and minerals: vitamin C, vitamin B-12, vitamin A, thiamin, potassium, sodium, zinc, selenium, copper, and manganese. Soda bread works to reduce your risk of obtaining inflammatory diseases because it’s low in saturated fat. It is also low in cholesterol and helps to reduce the risk of heart disease, and not requiring sugar helps it to lower the risk of obtaining
How to make Australian Damper
Soda bread uses baking soda as a leavening agent instead of the traditional yeast.