AUSTRALIA
Damper

Although rarely eaten nowadays, Australia does have a traditional bread called Damper. It was originally baked in the coals of a campfire by stockmen or drovers moving sheep or cattle great distances to find grass. It enabled them to travel Australia's remote plains and still be able to make fresh bread. It is a dense 'ploughmen's style' bread resembling a scone or soda bread texture, made simply from flour, salt and water which was filling enough to provide sustenance. Originally it was placed directly in the coals of a fire or wrapped around a stick and held over the fire until cooked. Today Damper is symbolic of bush food cooked mainly when camping; however it can also be made at home in a BBQ or an oven. Traditionally eaten with Cocky's Joy (Golden Syrup) it also tastes delicious with Nutella.