One of the first things one learns when they first get a camp oven is a good old Aussie damper. Everybody seems to have their own tried and tested (and often closley guarded secret) damper recipe. This is a great plain damper recipe.

Cooking Style: Camp Oven

Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes


3 cups s/r flour

couple pinches salt

3 tablespoons softened butter

200ml milk


  1. Add SR flour to a bowl and add a few good pinches of salt.
  2. Rub in butter through the flour with your fingers until it goes like fine crumbs.
  3. Tip in 200 mls or so of milk and work it all together into a ball, add extra flour or milk until you get a smooth dough that isn't too sticky.
  4.  Put it in a warm camp oven on a trivet, brush on some milk on top of the damper and bake for 30-40 minutes with coals underneath and on top. It is ready when you can slide a skewer into it and it comes out clean.