Damien's Damper

An all-round show-stopper, this one. Impress your mates with your bread-making skills, with little skill at all! Try playing around with any bush spice until you find your favourite. This is best cooked in a fire but an oven will do just as well.

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Damiens Damper Recipe | Warndu Australian Bush Tucker

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cooking Time: 15 mins


  • 2 tablespoons macadamia or lemon myrtle infused oil
  • 300-350ml water
  • 500g self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons roasted and ground wattleseed (or lemon myrtle, strawberry gum, bush tomato, or saltbush)


1. If using the oven, preheat to 220°C.

2. Mix the oil and water in a jug. Sift the flour into a large bowl, and mix through the salt and wattleseed (spice). Slowly pour in the oil and water, and mix to make a dough.

3. Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and knead until smooth. Dust with flour, place on a baking tray and bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes,
or ideally wrap in foil and cook on a fire in the ashes. Damper
is always best eaten hot with lashings of butter.

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Get creative with your damper and try some of our incredible Native Australian herbs and spices...



Note: The term 'Bush Tucker' and 'Bush Food' are not Warndu's preferred terms for Australian Native Ingredients or Australian Botanicals.

Images: © Luisa Brimble