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Week 22: Damper Bread (Australia)

Similar to Irish soda bread, damper bread is an easy, yet delicious quick bread that is perfect for a snack or breakfast!

Damper bread was invented by stockmen who were travelers when they only had access to a few materials.

The bread is said to have been invented in the years of 1817-1824, in the mention from a memoir of a judge from the Supreme Court in New South whales.

If you want, you can also use two cups of just self-rising flours instead of the all-purpose flour and baking powder combined.




  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 3 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into cubes

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 3/4 cup milk


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Mix the flour and baking powder together in a bowl. Cut in the butter and slowly add in the water and milk. Form into a ball, and place onto the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Cut a cross into the bread with a knife and bake for 30 minutes until golden brown.


- The Bored Baker 👩🏽‍🍳



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