Today in our Cooking Option Class we started by roasting marshmallows.
Then the students were tasting damper that was cooked on the open fire and discussing whether or not it tastes any different to normal bread.
Damper is a traditional bush bread made from flour and water. There is no yeast so the idea is it’s quick and easy to make. We found it tasted delicious with Nutella but honey would be the “bush tucker” style.
For anyone at home who would like to try and make Damper – here is the recipe which serves 2.
1 cup self raising flour
1/4 cup milk or water
Pinch of salt
Mix all ingredients into a firm dough. Shape into a snake. Wrap in foil.
Cook in the ashes wrapped in foil for 15 minutes or until crusty on the outside and soft in the middle.