Christmas Damper




Place the flour, powder milk, salt, sugar, yeast and bicarbonate of soda in a large bowl.

Using your fingertips, rub butter into flour until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the water and stir until a soft dough forms.

Turn the dough onto a lightly floured surface and divide into 3 equal portions. Roll each portion into a 50cm long, 2cm diameter log.

Plait the dough portions, then join the ends to form a round wreath shape.

Brush with extra milk. place it in a lined baking tray. Cover and let it rise for 1 hour.

Bake in a previously pre-heated oven at 180°C for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden.

Set aside to cool. Decorate with ribbon, leaves and berries. Serve with golden syrup.