Damper is an old favourite for many campers, and a great comfort food that is very simple to prepare.

Olive, Sundried Tomato & Fetta Damper

Category Camp Oven Cooking


Damper is an old favourite for many campers, and a great comfort food that is very simple to prepare.

Olive, Sundried Tomato & Fetta Damper image


  • 3 cups of self raising flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp of butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar (or juice of 1/2 lemon)
  • 100 grams of fetta cheese
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of kalamata olives, sliced
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • parmesan cheese to taste


  1. Combine milk with vinegar (or lemon) to curdle. Allow to sit while you work on the flour and butter.
  2. Mix the butter &
  3. flour with your finger tips, then add crumbled fetta to the flour mixture.
  4. Add the chopped sundried tomatoes(reserving 6) along with the olives.
  5. Make a well in the centre of the mixture andadd the curdled milk.
  6. Fold everything through with a knife - do notover work. The damper should be sticky to touch or you may need to add a little extra milk.
  7. Place the dough on a floured board andsprinkle enough extra flour on top to help shapethe damper - lightly push the reserved sundriedtomatoes on top.
  8. Place on a trivet in a hot camp oven.
  9. For the last 10 minutes of cooking, place hotcoals or hot heat beads on top of the camp ovento finish the cooking process.


  1. When baking, place a trivet or cake rack inside your camp oven. This allows the heat to circulate and helps to avoid burning during cooking.

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