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
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
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.
Cut a cross into the bread with a knife and bake for 30 minutes until golden brown.
- The Bored Baker 👩🏽🍳