Nostalgic for camping trips past? Take a trip to the outback in the comfort of your kitchen with the smell of fresh damper. Seasoned with cheddar cheese and chives, this family favourite is given a welcome facelift, resulting in the perfect, shareable snack.
1 - Preheat the oven to 190°C (170° fan) | 375F | gas 5. Grease and line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper.
2 - Stir together flour, salt, Cheddar, and chives in a large mixing bowl.
3 - Make a well in the middle and add the eggs, milk, and melted butter. Mix to a soft dough, adding a little more milk as needed if too dry.
4 - Turn out the dough and divide into 12 portions. Shape into rough balls and arrange on the lined tray, spaced apart.
5 - Brush the tops with a little milk before baking for 30-40 minutes until golden and risen.
6 - Remove to a wire rack to cool before serving with some butter on the side.
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- 400 g | 3 cups self-raising flour
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 110 g | 1 cup vintage or mature Cheddar, grated
- 1 bunch chives, snipped
- 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 175 ml milk, plus extra as needed
- 50 g | 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- Butter, for serving
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