Cooking Damper – an old favourite

OzRoamer Damper in a camp oven
Nothing goes better with a hearty stew or soup than a home cooked damper. Try this easy and fool proof recipe to achieve a tasty golden damper.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20-30 minutes


3 cups self raising flour
1 1/4 cups water
pinch of salt
milk, for brushing


1. Place flour, salt and water in a bowl and mix well.
2. Lightly flour a flat surface or kneading board and knead the dough until well combined and the mixture forms a round shape.
3. Place on a greased trivet in your camp oven and generously brush the top with milk.
4. Cook for 20-30 minutes over hot coals or until golden, sounding hollow when tapped on top.
5. Serve hot out of the camp oven with your favourite stew or soup.

About Brianna Fraser 6 Articles
Brianna Fraser – Catering Brianna is qualified in the Hospitality, Beauty and Child Care industries but still finds time to be our resident gourmet chef. She provides the most magnificent meals when the mood takes her. Her camp oven damper made at Ute weekends and camping trips has to be tasted to be believed. In addition to that, she has a particular affinity with off road driving and has been driving since she was 9 years on the same farm as Rob learned to drive on. Unusually for one so young she is exceptionally competent with off road driving, keeping up with drivers that many more years experience. Brianna is currently compiling her own bush cook book along with her other business interests.

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