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Australian Cheese, Garlic and Chive Damper


2 cups self-raising flour, sifted
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1 ounce butter, in small pieces
1 cup sharp tasty cheese (grated)
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
3 cloves Barbismoked™ Cheese and Chive Smoked Garlic –  finely minced
2 tablespoons chives, chopped
1⁄2 cup milk
1⁄2 cup water
1 tablespoon parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 425°F.
Sift flour and salt together in a large bowl. Using fingers rub in the chopped butter until it is the consistency of breadcrumbs. Add cheeses,garlic and chives. Mix well.
Combine milk and water. Make a well in flour and pour in all of the liquid, reserving a little for glaze. Mix quickly into a soft dough, using a knife or the hands.
Turn onto a lightly floured board and knead lightly. Press into a round. Place onto a greased baking tray. Glaze with leftover milk and water mixture and sprinkle with extra cheese.
Bake 15-20 minutes in 425°F oven, and serve sliced with butter or olive oil.
Individual dampers can also be shaped and baked for the same time and temperature.


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