Herb and Cheese Damper

Herb and Cheese damper

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Damper is an iconic Australian food that was traditionally made in the coals of the camp fires by drovers and stockmen. It is known as the traditional bushman’s bread and as Australians, we continue cooking it today not only when we go camping, but also in our home kitchens. We add our own variations to the traditional recipe such as Herb and Cheese Damper, as well as others.

Campfire damper

As a kid I absolutely loved it when my mum made damper. The smell was amazing throughout the house and we were always lining up to get a piece while it was warm. I made a few changes and converted it to a delicious gluten free, lactose free, egg free, low FODMAP version and it tastes divine!!

Hard cheeses are actually lactose free, which is why I use it in my recipes. However, if you don’t want to use dairy-based cheese that’s totally fine! Just substitute it for cashew cheese or another vegan cheese as you see fit, or simply leave it out.

Please enjoy this recipe for Herb and Cheese Damper… And don’t worry, you don’t have to make a fire for this one!

 

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Herb and Cheese Damper

It tastes amazing fresh and even delicious the next day if you pop a slice or two in the toaster, or under the grill to warm it up.
Course Bread, Brunch
Cuisine Australian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 1 loaf

Ingredients

  • 2 cups gluten free self raising flour
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tablespoon nuttelex (or butter alternative)
  • 1 cup coconut milk organic
  • 3/4 cup grated cheese loosely packed
  • parsley to season
  • grated cheese for top
  • parsley for top

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease a heavy bread tin.
  2. Place flour and salt in bowl.
  3. Add nuttelex, and rub through with finger tips.
  4. Add milk, cheese and parsley to season.

  5. Mix with a fork until mixture comes together.
  6. Place in bread tin, making sure mixture is evenly spread out.
  7. Sprinkle top with extra cheese and parsley.
  8. Bake in oven for approximately 25 minutes or until top is golden.

Recipe Notes

Serve warm with dairy free spread, as a side dish or for brunch!

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