Really, along with Irish soda bread it doesn't get easier than this with bread - of course the best way to eat damper is with lashings of butter and vegemite. The girls like to help making this and I daresay there will be few dampers on the table at my Australia Day gathering... what about you?
3 tablespoons (75g) butter
2 cups self raising flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 200 degrees c.
Put all dry ingredients into a bowl with the butter
Mix well and then rub butter in with your fingers until you have a breadcrumb-like consistency
Should look a bit like this...
Slowly add the milk 1/2 at a time, mix through until you get a lump of dough.
Grease a tin or pan with canola oil or butter and then plop your dough onto a floured surface, knead a little (no longer than a minute) until it comes together
Fold into disc (I put a little ball on top but you can do whatever you like - shape it like Australia perhaps!?)
Brush with a little more milk
Pop into the oven for about 40 minutes, until golden brown on top.
What have you got planned for Australia Day?
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