How to cook traditional damper in your Charmate Cast Iron Camp Oven
23rd February, 2021
Did you know, damper isn’t just something you made on your grade 5 camping trip! The traditional damper was a staple in the diet of early settlers, made by crushing a variety of native seeds, nuts and roots into a dough which was then baked directly on the coals of an open fire.
Luckily, we now have our Charmate camp oven, which along with some more modern day ingredients makes cooking damper so much easier (not to mention safer).
Here at Gasmate, we offer the Charmate Cast Iron Camp Oven, which is your perfect partner for making delicious damper bread to get that full camping experience.
Pre-seasoned and ready to use, the Charmate Camp Oven has a concave lid that retains coals for optimised heat transfer. The thick walls help to consistently distribute heat, so that your damper is cooked to perfection all the way through.
To start cooking your damper, you will need the following ingredients:
● 6 cups of self-raising flour
● 1 cup warm milk
● 1 tsp salt
● 1 tsp butter
● 1 tbsp baking powder
Add the dry ingredients into a bowl. Mix well and then add the milk and butter and mix again. You can add more milk as necessary. Knead for 5 to 10 minutes.
Place your Charmate Camp Oven on the fire to pre-heat it and then add the damper mixture. Then, put the lid on the camp oven and cover with coals. Let it bake for 30 minutes.
The Charmate Camp Oven has wire handles that are cool to the touch, so you can easily remove it from the fire after baking. Damper is best eaten straight out of the camp oven, with butter and golden syrup. The perfect way to enjoy camping in the great outdoors!
Cook a feast with your very own Charmate camp oven!