Classic Beer Aussie Damper Recipe

I’ve written a few other recipes for damper (here and here). My last one was from the Aussie Griller web site, and this one is too …


  • 2 cups plain white flour
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 60g melted butter
  • 1/2 bottle of beer
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 200C (400F)
  2. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl
  3. Kneed the dough to form a ball for about 4 – 5 minutes until the dough is smooth.
  4. Flatten the dough ball, brush on a bit of milk and dust it.
  5. Place in on a floured baking tray.
  6. Place it in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes.
This looks like another one that I’m going to enjoy trying out …

Classic Beer Damper Recipe

Roasted BBQ Chicken – Beer Butt Chicken

I have had Beer Butt Chicken a few times, but have not yet cooked it myself. It makes a very moist and delicious chicken on the BBQ.

This recipe for Beer Butt Chicken comes Chris Harrison, from a friend in South Australia who is a BBQ fiend. Almost everything I hear from him has something to do with his experiences cooking on his BBQ.

Here is his recipe for easy Beer Butt Chicken:

You need a BBQ with at least 3 burners, mine has 4 burners. You turn on the burners on the outside, leave the middle ones off.

Get a beer can, take the top off it and drink half the beer.

I have a special holder for the chicken and the beer, but you need to season the outside of the chicken with your favourite seasoning. Keep the beer can upright and put it up the chickens butt. Put it standing up in a small baking pan so that the fat can drip into the pan.

Put the chicken with the beer can up it’s but in the middle of the grill and close the lid. Cook for 90 minutes rotating the pan every 15 / 25 minutes. The chicken gets steamed by the beer, it leaves no beer taste, but the chicken is always moist.

You can read more about Chris Harrison and his work with YWAM South Australia on his web-site.