Damper

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 12:40
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Hi all ,
Any body have a good recipe for damper to cook in camp oven for 6 people.
thanks.
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Reply By: Member - Sam (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 13:03

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 13:03
I have one at home I will dig up for you when I get home this evening.

This made me think of another possible feature for the site, be it for members only or everyone. A recipe section. If I am blind and there is already one on the site then please let me know. I have only found the tips for Food & Cooking and Water under the "On The Road" section.

But a section where people can post their favourite recipes and allow them to be categorised.

cheers,
Sam.
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 16:50

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 16:50
goodday sam we must have been thinking along same lines i thought maybe a "favorite camping recipe " i know david has lots to do with looking after us and now a new baby but maybe something too think about in the future
steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Sam (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 17:45

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 17:45
well you know what they say Steve, "great minds think alike" ;-)

cheers,
Sam.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 20:24

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 20:24
Hey you lot, Mr Toonfish and I are already ahead of you and have some recipes on the go - we just don't know where to put them yet.
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Follow Up By: Coops (Pilbara) - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 10:51

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 10:51
I submitted a psot some months ago on the same subject and requesting fave recipes etc.
Got 3 responses I think.
Michelle has it planned to do this section but time is her biggest enemy at the moment I would think.
I still think it's a good idea and used one of the suggestions that I received with the others being in my repertoire already.
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 20:25

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 20:25
Coops, sorry I must have missed your Post on the recipes or I would have sent some for you. I've just put them all in a separate folder for the time being - I know Mr Toonfish has heaps also. hang on to them and we'll work out something sooner or later.
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Reply By: Peter McGuckian - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 14:02

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 14:02
Three cups of flour, one can of beer, pinch of salt.

Add the beer slowly, add the salt and mix well. Leave to stand for an hour or so while the oven warms up.

Put the oven on some hot coals, put the damper mix on a cake try in the oven and then put some coals on the oven lid. Check after 30 minutes and replace coals. Should be done in less than an hour depending on the coals.

Leave to cool a bit and then eat with butter or jam and cream.

Enjoy.

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Follow Up By: madcow - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 14:37

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 14:37
That would be self raising flour?
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Follow Up By: Peter McGuckian - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 14:40

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 14:40
Right. Add a pinch of baking powder if using plain flour.
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 16:44

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 16:44
If you hang your camp oven over the fire, its much better than putting coals on it, or under it, is easier to control the temp, and if you have the right camp oven, and modify the lid you can put the lid on and off without having to move the oven to check whats cooking.

And the above recipe with a cup of dried fruits, sultanas makes a nice desert damper with cream, jam etc.

The plain recipe is good to cook before bed, after tea, and then use for toast with breaky the next morning.
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Follow Up By: Tim (VIC) - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 13:14

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 13:14
That would be two cans of beer wouldn`t it
One for the damper and one for you while it is cooking
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Follow Up By: Rosscoe - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 16:06

Monday, May 17, 2004 at 16:06
Tried your recipe last night in a Cobb. Pretty dam good although I need to experiment a bit with the Cobb. It does not have the heat evening of a cast iron camp oven and so the bottom of the damper was a little on the crusty side. Nice though, with a glass of red and a hunk of cheese.

Cheers,

Rosscoe.
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Follow Up By: Peter McGuckian - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 16:24

Monday, May 17, 2004 at 16:24
I should have also added that I always bake the damper on a cake rack in the camp oven. I guess you would do the same with the Cobb. I get one tomorrow so will give it a try.

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Reply By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 20:29

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 20:29
Damper: Sift 2 cups SR flour and 1/2 tsp salt twice. Mix well with scant cup of milk using a knife. Do not touch with hands. Half fill a greased and floured round cake tin or a loaf tin or pie dish. Roll in clean tea-towel until cold.
Soda Bread: Sift 1/2 pound SR flour (or 1/2 pound plaiin flour and 2 tsps baking powder. Add 1/2 tsp salt and rub in 1 full tblsp butter (dripping is better). Mix into a dough with 1 full cup of milk, form into a loaf pointed at each end. Mark centre with back of a knife, brush over with milk and bake in mod. over. Yum.
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Reply By: Member - Gajm (VIC) - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 21:25

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 21:25
It's hard enough trying to keep the travelling bug at bay without reading all these replies and thinking about sitting around an open fire cooking damper.
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Reply By: ianmc - Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 23:13

Wednesday, Apr 28, 2004 at 23:13
Or even better, for a savoury damper add some chopped onion, dried tomatoes ( the ones in oil in a bottle as you can use em for lots of stuff)
and some mixed herbs & pepper. Great.

For a sweet one as mentioned above dried fruits, either mixed or your own preferences, some cinamon & nutmeg .

In each case a dollop of olive oil makes for a moist damper which wont dry out as quick.

Lead me to the nearest camp fire!
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Reply By: TonyT - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 08:19

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 08:19
Try making bread- bit more stuffing around but there's no comparison (and then u start on other loaves, rolls etc etc )- also check out Jack Absalom 'Outback Cooking in the Camp Oven" nothing new in the food department there,and it's a bit like travelling back in time but all the recipes work great- actually Reg Jack's brother is the cook- it's worth buying the book just to see his fairdinkum clothes- and, I guess you know this one of course but the fire doesn't need to be big, just good coals- half the world cooks like this every day of course- Cheers TonyT
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Follow Up By: Member - Ruth D (QLD) - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 11:13

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 11:13
I've got Jack's book and love it - my only grumble being that you have to take Reg's old truck along to take all his equipment also! LOL
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Reply By: Harry - Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 21:08

Thursday, Apr 29, 2004 at 21:08
G'daye Bernie,
Bread recipe (fast)
3 cups flour, 1 self raising, 2 wholemeal.
desert spoon sugar, salt, 1 can beer NOT cold.
Mix together, place in tin, place in camp oven
or COBB, only takes about 25-30 mins in COBB.
Dried fruit can be added if desired.
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