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Laura Romeo - Weber Grill Expert

Beer, Bacon and Cheese Damper

  • People

    Serves 8

  • Prep Time

    15 min.

  • Barbecue Time

    50 min.

People
Serves 8
Prep Time
15 min.
Barbecue Time
50 min.

the Ingredients

Beer Bacon And Cheese Damper
  • 3 cups self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 100 grams butter, cold, roughly chopped, plus extra to serve
  • 300 millilitres pale ale beer
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 1 cup bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Instructions

  • 01 Prepare the barbecue for indirect cooking over medium-low heat (170°C to 190°C). If using a Weber Q® barbecue, set up your barbecue with a convection tray and a trivet.
  • 02 In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add the 100g butter and rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips, until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Alternatively use a food processor.
  • 03 Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture and add the beer. Using your hands, combine the mixture until it has mostly formed into a dough. Add the cheese and bacon and continue to combine with your hands until the cheese and bacon is just mixed through. Form the dough into a ball and place onto a lined baking tray. Flatten the dough out into a circle, approximately 3cm thick. Using a sharp knife, score the top of the dough. Using a pastry brush, brush the melted butter on top of the dough.
  • 04 Bake the bread over indirect medium-low heat, with the lid closed, until the top is golden, and the bread sounds hollow when tapped on the bottom, about 50 minutes.
  • 05 Leave the bread to cool for 5 minutes before cutting. Serve with butter.
  • Tips

  • 01 To speed up the preparation time, you can make the dough in a food processor.
  • 02 Don’t overwork the dough, as it may result in a tough dough.
  • 03 You can use a meat thermometer to judge when the bread is cooked. When the bread reaches an internal temperature of 90°C it is ready.
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