Any Home Bakers Here?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by N F C, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    What is Australian Damper?
     
  2. Zeil

    Zeil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeastless bread
     
  3. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    Sounds interesting.
     
  4. Zeil

    Zeil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its an iconic Australian recipe, I've never liked it.
     
  5. 3goodeggs

    3goodeggs pays attention sporadically

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    In the S.E. U.S. there is this white flour gravy that is paste with salt and pepper.
    I never saw the charm.

    edit to ad:, I just looked up damper bread and it looks like soda bread or a big biscuit.
    Those I can see the charm of. Just don't put that white gravy on it.
     
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  6. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member Project Manager

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    Chicken doesn't bother me because it isn't anyone I know. The rabbits we've been raising, that took a bit of time to have them for dinner (but I got over it).


    Hi @chickenpatch , I've never heard of it...care to share your recipe?
     
  7. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    What you don't eat Biscuits and gravy? what's wrong with you?? [actually I don't either but it's a big hit here. ]I am born southern girl just never cared for gravy.
     
  8. Zeil

    Zeil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Biscuits in gravy here is a disgusting concept.
     
  9. chickenpatch

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    To everyone curious about Damper...

    Damper is an old Australian bread from the Aboriginals (Our ancestors). It's a very simple and easy recipe, it's very hard to make a damper wrong. I only like plain damper if it's with some roasted vegies or a herb butter spread over it. But I've experimented and damper is AMAZING if you mix chocolate through it and bake it at a slow heat. I've also made garlic herb ones, just imagine a flavour and you could get it.

    Over the years I've adjusted the recipe a bit and now I don't bother measuring, I always make it when camping.

    Recipe-
    About 2 cups of self raising flour
    Half a cup of mineral water
    50g salted butter
    Half a tablespoon of salt (Regardless of chosen flavour)

    When you make the dough do NOT mix it too much, just enough for the ingredients to combine. The dough should be fluffy and slightly sticky. If you plan on putting chocolate in first make the dough, put it on an oven tray, make a hole in the middle and put the chocolate in. To bake it in an oven I put the heat to 140C Celcius. If you cook it slowly it will turn out better. But to make it on the camp fire I use a cast ion camp pot, put the damper in and put hot coals under and on the pot. But if you really want to go traditional you stick the dough around a stick/skewer and roast it over the fire (How Aboriginals did it).

    Your first damper may not turn out the best. But it's such a simple and quick thing to make that you can keep trying and find the flavour you love the best.
     
  10. 3goodeggs

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    Next fire we have, I want to try the stick method.
    It sounds fun.
     

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