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Damper Bread

By PTJ Davies (GoodFood Community)
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  • Easy
  • Serves 8
This is a great and quick bread that rises without yeast, not requiring kneading. It is great for chowder and is native to Australia.
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Ingredients

  • 450g self-raising flour
  • 1tsp salt
  • 80g butter
  • 200ml water

Method

  • STEP 1
    Preheat the oven to 200C. Line a baking tray with grease proof/ non-stick paper.
  • STEP 2
    Rub the the butter cubes, flour and salt together until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. To get the large pieces of butter up to the surface, shake the bowl.
  • STEP 3
    Gradually add the water until the mixture resembles a soft dough. If it is too stiff after the 200ml add a little more.
  • STEP 4
    Knead for a minute or two (just gently) until all the dough is fully combined and the salt is evenly dispersed.
  • STEP 5
    Turn out onto a floured surface and shape into a large, thick disk, roughly 16-18cm wide, but it varies. Make 8 deep slashes across the top in a compass shape. Bake for 30 minutes. After it has turned crusty, turn the oven off and leave until ready to eat.
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