Damper Bread Recipe

This is a great simple camp bread that can be cooked on a dry frying pan or wrapped around a stick.


  • 1 fist full of self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp butter
  • up to 1/2 cup of milk or water or a banana


  1. Mix the flour, sugar and salt in a bowl
  2. Rub the butter through the flour mix until it looks like breadcrumbs
  3. Mix in the liquid a little at a time. It is very easy to put too much liquid in and very hard to rescue if you do!
  4. Either
    1. Roll into a snake shape and wind it around a clean, pealed, dry stick and hold it over the embers a fire for 20ish minutes, rotating often. Holding it too in flames will burn the outside before the inside is cooked
    2. Form it in to a 1cm thick circle and dry fry it on a pan over embers 10-15 minutes per side