If you’ve ever been camping in the Australian bush, you may have had damper, an unleavened bread cooked over or in the ashes of a campfire. It’s also been called “Devil-on-the-coals,” “brownie,” and “woppidown.” The Australians sure have a way with words and outback cooking.
On a camping trip through the outback I had an opportunity to sample damper baked in the bush. Our guide also served us billy tea, brewed in the traditional billy can, with a handful of eucalyptus leaves to flavor it. Don’t try that at home, since you might not get the right variety.