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Damper Recipe    Veg  CD  CBF  Australian  55mins

Makes 1 Loaf     Cold Vegetarian Bread Eggless Australia Oceania pacific

450g/1lb Self-rising flour
1 tbsp Butter, softened
210ml/7fl.oz. Milk
approx 120ml/4fl.oz. Water


1. Preheat the oven to 220C, 425F, gas Mark 7 and grease and flour a baking sheet.

2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour and the salt.

3. Cut or rub the butter into the flour then make a well in the centre of the mixture and pour in the milk and most of the water.

4. Stir with a knife until the dough comes together adding a little more of the water if necessary to form a slightly sticky dough.

5. Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface and form into a round loaf about 20cm/8 inches in diameter.

6. Place the loaf onto the prepared tin and using a sharp knife, cut a cross into the top then bake for 25 minutes.

7. Turn the oven off and leave the loaf in the oven for an additional 5 to 10 minutes. The loaf should sound hollow when tapped.


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Key techniques required to make cake recipes

Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Cream - to - The process where sugar and softened butter are beaten together with a wooden spoon, until the mixture is light, pale and well blended. This process may also be carried out with a hand held mixer or in a food processor.

Rub in -  The incorporation of fat into flour.  Butter is cubed then gently rubbed between the thumb and forefinger, lifting the mixing at the same time, until the fat is fully incorporated and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

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