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Aussie Damper

Cook: Amanda Penrose

1 cup self-rising flour
A pinch of salt
1 teaspoon of sugar
A big blob of butter (approx 1 tablespoon)
1 cup milk (longlife is fine)
Honey, jam and/or vegemite
Large clean sticks (one for each person)

This is enough for about two people, so double the amounts as needed.

Wash your hands in the nearest stream.
Rub the butter into the flour til it's all crumbly.
Mix all ingredients together and knead into dough.
Roll out into long 'snakes', one for each person.
Twist around the end of your stick - don't make it too thick or the inside won't cook.
Hold out the stick so that the damper is in the fire (like toasting a marshmallow).
When it's done, pull the damper off the stick and fill the hole left by the stick with butter, jam, honey, vegemite or whatever you like.
Eat hot!