Traditional damper is always delicious but this sweet potato and chive mixture is something else! Pair a slice of the tasty treat with a cup of tea or coffee and serve it up to your family and friends. The addition of sweet potato creates an exciting new twist on the classic Aussie dish.
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It makes for a perfect afternoon snack that is guaranteed to be a hit with everyone!
Flour, for dusting
2 cups self-raising flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
60g butter, chopped
1 cup mashed orange sweet potato
3/4 cup milk, plus extra for brushing
1/4 cup fresh chives, finely chopped
1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper
Butter, to serve
- Preheat oven to 220C or 200C fan forced. Lightly dust baking tray with flour. In a bowl, mix self-raising flour and salt together. Rub butter into mixture with fingertips until it looks like breadcrumbs.
- Add in sweet potato, milk, chives and parsley. Stir mixture with butter knife until it creates a sticky dough. Add extra milk if necessary. Lightly flour a flat surface and knead dough until just smooth. Form dough into 20cm ball and place on floured tray.
- Brush over top with extra milk. Sprinkle with salt and cracked pepper. Use a knife to mark top of damper into 8 wedges. Bake until golden for 30 mins. Cool for 5 mins. Serve with butter.