Modern Damper

This recipe is so versatile – I have baked this damper in an oven, wrapped in foil under coals in a fire, and even divided it into small portions and wrapped it around sticks to cook on top of the fire flames! It is an Italian take on our national dish, I do sincerely hope you enjoy it. We certainly do!


3 cups self-raising flour

60 g butter

½ cup milk

½ cup water

Handful rosemary, chopped

Sprinkle of sea salt

Olive oil to drizzle


Place the flour in a bowl and make a well in the middle. Add the water, milk and butter, stirring with a flat steel knife. Add the rosemary and sea salt. Knead the damper on a floured surface and add a little more flour if you need. Shape into a log or circle, then drizzle olive oil over the top. Place the damper on a baking tray and pop him in the oven at 210 degrees Celsius for about 30 minutes. He will be golden brown and smell adorable, just like a real Aussie bloke! I hope you enjoy this modern take on our outback dish!

Modern Damper