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Travel the World Recipes ~ Australian Damper Bread

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Australian Damper Bread was a staple of the early Australian settlers

The bread is called Damper because the fire is damped to allow the bread to be cooked over hot coals.

Australian Damper Bread Recipe


  • 1  pkg yeast
  • 1/4  cup warm water
  • 2  tablespoon sugar
  • 3  cups flour
  • 1  teaspoon salt
  • 1  tablespoon baking powder
  • 1  cup buttermilk
  • 1/4   cup melted butter



~ Pre heat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C)

~ Dissolve yeast in warm water and add sugar


Mix dry ingredients

Add butter and mix

Add the rest of the ingredients and mix

Kneed and let rise in bowl

Turn the dough on a lightly floured surface, kneed again

Shape into loaf,  place in pan and let rise


Bake  in oven 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for around 30 minutes



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