Recipe | Dampers



The word classic does not do justice to this great campfire treat. Have fun with it by filling the dampers with different fillings!

Makes 4 servings

500g self-raising flour

75g caster sugar

200ml water

A foil-covered stick 

Chocolate spread



1. Put your flour and sugar in a bowl and mix well. Gradually add the water a little at a time and knead gently until it forms a soft dough. Divide the dough into eight equal-sized pieces.

2. Roll each piece of dough in your hands until it is a long and thin sausage shape. Wrap it around a foil-covered stick and press to ensure it is well fixed in place.

3. Turning regularly, carefully hold the stick over an even heat (campfire or barbecue) for 10 minutes until hard to the touch.

4. Carefully slide the dampers off the stick and fill the cavity down the centre with chocolate spread or jam.


Remove the sugar from the recipe and add a small amount of salt, maybe some grated Parmesan cheese or dried thyme for a savoury version.

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This recipe was taken from The Essential Camping Cookbook that is available to purchase on Scout Shops.



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