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Gimpy Cat
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PostSubject: Aussie Damper   Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:21 pm

You can change this recipe around quite a bit with what you add to it, different herbs, bacon or bacon bits, garlic, cheeses, onion, oats etc. Even using spelt or wholemeal flours for a change, sometimes we add oats, bran or wheatgerm. Its fast and easy as could be to make

Pre-heat oven to 425f - 210c (200c if fan forced oven)

2 cups self raising flour
1/4tsp salt (sometimes I use garlic salt)
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2cup water

We add 1/2-1 cup grated cheese and always add chives as they are so yummy with it. It can be made plain and eaten with butter and preserves too.

Mix flour and salt together, rub in butter. Add any extras like cheese you want then using a knife mix to a soft dough using the milk & water. Turn onto lightly floured surface and knead gently, shape into a round and play onto a greased baking tray. I usually use some baking paper with a thin smear of oil on it. Brush the damper with milk and if you want sprinkle with herbs, grated cheese, flour, oats whatever takes your fancy

Bake in oven 20-30mins till done.

Here are a couple of ones we have made, different versions below


Made with spelt flour - added cheese, bran, chives & oats


simple cheese, ham bits and chive, sliced pic below




Lauras cheese, bacon, chive & crushed garlic


laura's oats, cheese & chive

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PostSubject: Re: Aussie Damper   Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:32 pm

Mom, it looks like its time to make an apron ..... Very Happy Those look really good, will have to give it a try...

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PostSubject: Re: Aussie Damper   Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:28 pm

MMMMMMMMMM! Makes me drool! Thanks for sharing that recipe....I'd love to try it...maybe with some Mexican mix grated cheese and chopped peppers....YUM!
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PostSubject: Re: Aussie Damper   Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:10 am

What is Spelt flour?

I printed this out. Cassie plans on trying it. With the ham and cheese in it, it would make a great little meal on its own.

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PostSubject: Re: Aussie Damper   Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:48 am

Wow, you go girl!!! Looks really good!!
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PostSubject: Re: Aussie Damper   Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:03 pm

Thanks for the recipe....this looks like a great recipe to travel with.
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PostSubject: Re: Aussie Damper   Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:04 pm

TxMary, spelt is a wheat flour, its a really ancient grain and makes beautiful breads. Its grown in tassie and we get it ground by this really cool windmill in the midlands



CC it would be a good recipe for travelling, its so easy to make. Historically it was bake in the coals of a campfire, we used to do that when I was a little kid in primary school, it was fun


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PostSubject: Re: Aussie Damper   Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:14 pm

So probably won't find it at HEB huh? lmao

Brautiful windmill.

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PostSubject: Re: Aussie Damper   Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:07 am

LOL you can buy it in the states, I believe most countries grow it and its come back in popularity, here is some info below

"Spelt is a very old species of wheat, far higher in protein and other nutrients than the hybrid wheat of today. It was originally grown in Iran around 5000 to 6000 B.C. Spelt has been growing in Europe for over 300 years and for just over 100 years in North America. Spelt was an important staple in parts of Europe from the Bronze Age to medieval times; it now survives as a relict crop in Central Europe and northern Spain and has found a new market as a health food. It has gained popularity as a dietary grain due to its nutty flavor, high protein and nutrition content."

Just not the average general grocery store product, its usually dearer than standard flours but not by a lot where I am and its much better quality in my opinion.

Callington Mill is beautiful, they finished restoring its windmill arms about a year ago. It was built in 1837 and its all made of sandstone which I reckon would have been convict cut and built. Its the only operating mill of its type in the Southern Hemisphere and is the third oldest windmill in Australia. Its beautiful and sits in a very historic village, we love the mill and getting flour and oats that have been ground in it.


a picture of it taken in 1860, it used to have a chimney beside it for a steam engine part that did something or other, the chimney went years ago


The flours we buy


one of my photos of it

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PostSubject: Re: Aussie Damper   Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:57 am

That is a beautiful windmill!
There is a windmill in Northern Indiana that still operates, ran across it when visiting Shipshewana, Michigan.
I'll keep an eye out ffor it...I'll be flying to Rhode Island (this morning) and DD shops at Whole Foods..I'm betting I can find some there. I've been working at upping my protein intake.
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PostSubject: Re: Aussie Damper   Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:40 am

You have a safe flight Chris, hope you can still pop in and say hi from time to time, enjoy your trip. I bet you will find it at the Whole Foods store, it really makes yummy damper, it gets a lovely light crunchy crust on it. I like spelt used in zucchini bread and muffins too. I love old windmills, was thrilled to see this old one restored to its former glory and back grinding seeds and grain.

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PostSubject: Re: Aussie Damper   Sat Jul 28, 2012 3:37 pm

Gimpy, that looks fabulous!

CC, travel safely.
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PostSubject: Re: Aussie Damper   Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:10 pm

Gimpy,

I've made this twice now with Cheese. Sooo yummy! Thanks for the recipe
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PostSubject: Re: Aussie Damper   Fri Oct 26, 2012 3:39 pm

Oh Im so glad you have enjoyed it Jenn, it really is so simple isnt it? Quick and easy and yummy to boot! I have a recipe for chutney & cheese mini dampers, they are more like biscuits really but they too are easy and soooooooooo yummy, go beautifully with soup. I'll get the recipe on here chef2

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PostSubject: Re: Aussie Damper   Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:29 pm

I was surprised at how much Mac liked it. He gobbles it down everytime I make it. It is easy and good. I cook mine on a baking stone and love the crust on it.

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PostSubject: Re: Aussie Damper   Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:59 pm

oh that would make it crusty, yummo, I just do mine on a lightly oiled sheet of baking paper on a tray, that crusts the bottom too.

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PostSubject: Re: Aussie Damper   Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:19 am

TxMary, I did it on a baking stone too! It made it since and crusty. DH loves this bread too and gobbles it up. I didnt think he was going to like it
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PostSubject: Re: Aussie Damper   Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:19 am

Did you put garlic in yours Jenn? I do garlic, cheese, chives and once I added some leftover bacon. So far, no matter what is in it, he loves it, better than biscuits I think. Next time we have spaghetti, I am making damper instead of garlic toast. I'll add a bit of sausage to it and i bet he likes that too. Thumbup

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PostSubject: Re: Aussie Damper   Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:32 am

Nope.....no garlic so far. Just cheese and green onions. But I want to experiment and try different verisons.
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PostSubject: Re: Aussie Damper   Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:19 pm

That looks good, and I love that mill.
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PostSubject: Re: Aussie Damper   Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:37 am

You all have made me hungry, sounds yummy all your versions. Slumbersoft the mill is really cool, we love it and the flours and oats from it and yummy

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PostSubject: Re: Aussie Damper   Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:41 am

Making this today. Probably a fairly plain one to go with the stew. Need to be able to sop up the stew gravy. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Aussie Damper   Tue Oct 30, 2012 3:32 pm

This is the damper bread I made a couple of weeks ago with bacon, chives, garlic and cheese. (Sorry about the giant pic in my gallery. Would not upload my smaller ones for some insane reason.)


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PostSubject: Re: Aussie Damper   Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:36 pm

nummy nummy

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PostSubject: Re: Aussie Damper   Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:42 pm

Mary, did you make a double batch?? I looks bigger than Helens. Sure looks good.

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