Delicious Damper Bread with cheese, chives and bacon

Damper Bread

First time we tasted this delicious damper bread was during our trip to Bungle Bungle Range (Purnululu National Park) in Western Australia. We love its simplicity and original taste. Damper bread taste best when it is fresh, crunchy and served with butter.

Prep time:  20 minutes

Baking time: around 30 minutes

Servings: 4

Equipment: Dutch oven with trivet

Campfire cooking must have equipment

Damper Bread - ingredients

Damper bread - Ingredients

  • 2 cups self raising flour
  • 60g of melted butter
  • 200 ml of milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • Handful of diced bacon
  • Handful of shredded tasty cheese
  • 4 table spoons of fresh chopped chives


  1. Start a camp fire at least 40 minutes before cooking time

2. Dice bacon and chives, make sure butter is melted or soft. 

Ingridients for Damper Bread

3. Insert flour, salt, milk and melted butter into a bowl and mix it all together. Add rest of the ingredients, and knee everything for 6-8 minutes until all ingredients are combined together. Form flat bread, cut it on top and brush it lightly with milk.  

Damper Bread

4. Bake it in the camp oven for around 30 minutes, turning oven every 10 minutes.


Damper Bread

5. Damper bread is ready when is nice and golden and gives hollow sound when tapped.  

Damper Bread

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