Dampers are inspired by the age-old damper bread cooked in hot campfire ash by First Nations Australians for millennia – who were perhaps the first bakers on earth! Simply mix with a can of beer (or water) to make a fantastic campfire-style Aussie damper.
For extra ‘outback’ flavour, pour damper batter into hot ash (not live large coals) on the side of the campfire, cover with more hot ash, sand, and smaller coals. Cook until crusty and “hollow sounding” when tapped. Brush the ash off the hot loaf with gum leaves.