Bacon Damper

Damper1 Australia day is not even near and I am not even close to a Jackaroo but as an Australian by right (yes, I am a qualified Aussie) I thought I will pull out my recipe of Damper and get some baked for breakfast, a Damper with a difference! Bacon Damper! In colonial Australia, stockmen developed the technique of making damper out of necessity. Often away from home for weeks, with just a camp fire to cook on and only sacks of flour as provisions, a basic staple bread evolved. It was originally made with flour and water and a good pinch of salt, kneaded, shaped into a round, and baked in the ashes of the campfire or open fireplace. It was eaten with pieces of fried dried meat, sometimes spread with golden syrup, but always with billy tea or maybe a swig of rum. Damper2 Ingredients: 400 gram Flour 030 gram Baking powder 015 gram Salt 020 gram Sugar 180 gram Cream 100 gram Water 020 gram Butter 6 pieces Bacon rashes, unsmoked Method: Combine the flour and baking powder and rub in the butter. Dissolve sugar and salt in cream and water and add to the flour. Knead for five minutes to a sticky but firm dough. Scale batches of 200 gram and roll round. Dust in flour and let rest for one hour. Line baking dish with bacon rashes and place the damper dough inside. Bake at 210 Celsius for 25 minutes. Damper6  

Serve hot with Pumpkin jam and fried eggs!

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2 Responses to Bacon Damper

  1. Kristin says:

    Oh this looks yummy will have to try sometime.

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