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Bush Damper

Updated: Aug 27, 2020

Bush school is a terrific opportunity for students to develop their self confidence. Here we see one of our young students confidently teaching a friend how to safely make bush damper. Yum!

Damper Recipe

Damper is an Australian tradition bush bread cooked over a fire in the hot coals. If you have access to a

fire then why not make your own damper? If you don’t have a campfire then it can also be cooked in the



• 1 cups of self-raising flour

• pinch of salt

• 3/4 cup of water

• 1 tablespoon of butter


Add the flour into a bowl and rub the butter into it with your fingers. Then sprinkle some

salt and slowly add in the water and begin mixing and then kneading it until you have a soft (but not

sticky) piece of dough.

Grab a stick (60 cm + is good) and a small piece of dough the size of a golf ball and roll it into a snake

shape. Then simply wrap it around the top of stick in a spiral, ensuring that you join it as you go around.

Rub in some sugar and cinnamon for a sweet option! Cook over the coals (not flames) for about 10-15

mins, turning it constantly until golden brown.


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