Swagman's damper from Australia


A swagman would have made this bread from flour and water and cook it on an open fire.


1 1⁄3 c flour (self-raising)
1 pn salt
10 T water


  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F (200° C).
  2. Sift flour and salt into a bowl. Add water, a little at a time, and mix to make it into dough. Stop adding when the dough becomes one piece.
  3. Grease 2 small cake pans, ramekins or soufflé dishes (1/3 cup / 150 ml) and line them with grease proof paper. Fill them with dough. Brush with milk and dust with flour.
  4. Bake in the center of oven on a baking sheet for 25-30 minutes.


If you don't have self-raising flour, substitute it with 1 1/3 cup (150 g) all purpose flour and 1 tsp baking powder.

Substitute water with milk for enhanced flavor.

2 servings
Preparation time
Cooking time
Total time
30 minutes