Bush Cooking

From the Camp Kitchen: Cheese & Chive Damper

One of my favourite foods to cook on the road is damper. It is so easy and so versatile. You have the choice of the sweet or savoury varieties. Last weekend I cooked a Cheese and Chive Damper for Shaun to take out harvesting to share amongst the workers. They really enjoyed it. I use a mix of SR & normal flour, a pinch of salt, some butter, some milk (if handy) and a dash of beer as the base and then I add the extras to spice it up. I love the following combinations: golden syrup, cheese & bacon, cheese and chives, sweet chilli & cheese, olives and sun-dried tomatoes, dates or sultanas. The options are endless.

Knead into a ball


Fresh from the oven


Sliced and ready to eat