Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Choc Chip Damper

Ok this one is a little bit naughty, but damn tasty. I normally do this style of damper with dried fruit, but had a craving for chocolate. The kids will love this one....

Choc Chip Damper

I prepared this just before morning tea. We used the fire for breakfast, so a couple of hours later there was only a few coals & mostly hot ash left in the fire. As we were only wrapping it in foil & chucking it straight in the fire these cooler coals is what you want or it will burn. If you have hot coals & you want to make it, then just put it in the camp oven & cook instead. 

- 2 cups of self raising flour
- 1 tablespoon of sugar
- 1 tablespoon of milk powder
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 cup of choc chips (I used choc buttons broken into smaller pieces)
- 3/4 to 1 cup of water

- add all dry ingredients to a bowl & mix to combine 

- add the choc chips & mix

- add the water starting with 3/4 cup & mix together with a knife to get a soft dough, adding more water if needed

- do not over mix or it will be tough
- place a sheet of baking paper over a sheet of foil

- place the dough onto the baking paper & flatten out slightly till it's an even thickness
- wrap the dough in the baking paper & then foil

- the wrap the whole packet in another layer of foil
- place directly on the coals & hot ash

- turn every 7-8 minutes (more often if your coals are hotter)
- this took 30 minutes to cook, the only really way to check is to unwrap & have a look

- serve hot while the chocolate is gooey, with slatherings of butter 

This was yummy. If you don't have powdered milk you can substitute it & the water for real milk. You can also do this with dried fruit, even fresh fruit chopped up. If you want it more like scones than damper, add 2 tablespoons of butter to your dried ingredients & rub through before adding the water. Depending on how hot your coals are you might get a few burnt bits, just cut them off, the inside will still be fine, if you want it perfect cook it in a camp oven. 

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