Herb and cheese damper

10 min
To Prep
40 min
To Cook


  • 2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 30 g ballantyne cooking butter, chopped
  • 3/4 cup shredded tasty cheese
  • 1 bunch snipped chives
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • butter to serve

Herb and cheese damper

Recipe courtesy of Food to love and The Australian Woman’s Weekly

To make this in a food processor, combine flour, mustard and butter in processor, then pulse until resembles breadcrumbs. Then, add milk, and pulse until dough just comes together.

Use a light touch and be careful not to over mix the dough or it will become tough.


Step 1
Preheat oven to moderate, 180C. Line an oven tray with baking paper. In a large bowl, stir flour, mustard and salt together.
Step 2
Add butter and using fingertips, rub in until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Step 3
Stir through cheese and herbs. Make a well in centre of the mixture.
Step 4
Pour in milk all at once and stir lightly until mixture comes together.
Step 5
Using hands, knead gently. Then gently press dough into a 15cm round.
Step 6
Transfer to tray. Bake 35-40 minutes until cooked when tested with a skewer (it will be clean when removed) and base sounds hollow when tapped. Serve warm with butter.