Cheese & Herb Damper

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"Good Aussie Tucker Mate! I use this recipe all the time and it always comes up trumps! Damper is so versatile it is so nice served spread with butter on a cold night to serve with a bowl of steaming hot soup, or with casseroles or with salads in summer. It is great served with antipasto or dips on a platter or even great to take on picnics, to serve with anything you like. For something delicious try whipping up a batch of Mustard and Honey Butter (posted for Damper ) this butter goes so well with this damper and is so delicious."

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (125.9 g)
  • Calories 297
  • Total Fat - 11.8 g
  • Saturated Fat - 6.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 29.3 mg
  • Sodium - 279.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 39.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.7 g
  • Sugars - 2.3 g
  • Protein - 11.5 g
  • Calcium - 177.5 mg
  • Iron - 2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.4 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place flour, mustard, pinch of salt/pepper and butter in a food processor. Process until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Transfer to a large bowl.

Step 2

Stir in cheese and herbs. Make a well in the centre. Add milk and mix with a flat-bladed knife until mixture comes together, adding more milk if required. Take care not to over mix or damper will be tough.

Step 3

Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead until smooth. Shape into a 15cm disc.

Step 4

Place on baking tray. Using a knife, score lines about 1cm deep on top of damper to divide into 6. Dust top with flour.

Step 5

Bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.

Step 6

Cut hot damper into 6 wedges and serve with butter or Mustard and Honey Butter posted on this site.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

Tags : Breads

1 Reviews


Very good! I must admit I didn't know what a damper was before we made this, but we really liked this bread. For the cheese we used shredded Mexican cheese for all the cheese and parsley for the herbs. So adaptable to whatever is on hand that will be made often! Thanks for sharing!


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(28 Apr 2021)