1Sift flour and salt, add yeast if desired
2Rub in cubed butter with fingertips until it resembles bread crumbs. (Do not use palms of hands as o the butter melts)
3Add water and make into dough. If it is too dry add a little water extra
4Turn onto floured board and knead into a round 20cm round loaf.
5Use a knife to cut 8 wedges 1/3 of the way through.
6Sprinkle with extra flour, garnish with poppy seeds if desired and place into the cooker lined with baking paper
7Cook on high for 1.5h or until the damper is brown and sounds hollow when tapped.
8Serve warm with butter and drizzled with golden syrup or use to soak up stew gravy.
Submitted by Peta Miller