A Golden Damper (Smothered in Golden Syrup)

Camp Oven Scones

It doesn’t matter where in the world you travel you will always find someone baking bread. And there is nothing better than eating freshly baked bread…

It could be a baguette in a back street bakery not too far from Avenue des Champs-Élysées, or a Grissini expertly baked in the shadows of the Colosseum, it could even be one of the many Indian flatbreads, a Naan maybe, baking in a tandoori oven, or even an Injera in Ethiopia.

Freshly baked damper

In the Australian Outback where a never-ending blue sky meets the parched red soil it will be the drovers’ staple, a golden brown damper, kneaded and expertly worked before being baked in a camp oven, or maybe just directly over hot glowing coals…

Damper ready to eat
Damper ready to eat

A freshly cooked damper, still warm, is best eaten smothered in golden syrup, the residue running down your hands, waiting to be licked from your fingers…

Camp food… bonza mate!

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11 thoughts on “A Golden Damper (Smothered in Golden Syrup)

  1. Margaret mauillon March 1, 2013 / 5:23 pm

    Not so sure about “BONZO MATE” ? but well done logistics !! we all know expeditions are no expeditions without logistics !!

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  2. Birgit Nazarian March 1, 2013 / 12:41 am

    NOMZ!!!!! I love bread, looks amazing, and fun!!

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  3. Piggletino February 27, 2013 / 3:26 pm

    Oh my this looks so yummy!!! Especially the scones… Yums yums!

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  4. sarahsdoodles February 27, 2013 / 1:25 pm

    My parents used to bake bread all the time when I was younger. My co-workers also went on quite the bread-making kick last fall and I benefited significantly. He brought bread into work on a few occasions and it made quite a delicious mid-morning snack.

    Last week I tasted, arguably, the most delicious bread of my life. My roommate made “monkey bread” slathered in butter, cinnamon and sugar. I guess it’s no shock that it tasted so amazing…

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    • Baz - The Landy February 27, 2013 / 1:38 pm

      Now that sounds good…I must say I like bread with sugar and cinnamon!

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  5. icescreammama February 27, 2013 / 10:41 am

    ohh you brought back those dampers!! yum yum!! 🙂

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    • Baz - The Landy February 27, 2013 / 10:57 am

      I can’t claim credit, all Janet’s work!

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      • icescreammama February 27, 2013 / 10:58 am

        oh, i didn’t think so. it had mrs. landy written all over it. 🙂

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  6. sweetlybalanced February 27, 2013 / 9:43 am

    Yum!! Bread is probably one of my top 5 favorite foods! Never made it myself though! Will certainly have to try it out!!

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