Sweet potato and mixed seed damper

Sweet potato and mixed seed damper
Sweet potato and mixed seed damper ( Image credit: Andrew Young )

You’ll get everything you need with this oven baked inhibitor! It’s a great addition to any menu and you can even serve it as a delicious taste for unexpected guests, an easy-to-prepare recipe.

Sweet potato and mixed seed damper

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes


8 persons

Sweet potato and mixed seed damper


  • •1/3 cup pepita and sunflower seed mix
  • •2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • •1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • •2 cups self-raising flour, plus extra for dusting
  • •1/4 cup LSA (see notes)
  • •1/2 teaspoon salt
  • •60g chilled butter, chopped
  • •1 cup mashed orange sweet potato, cooled (see notes)
  • •3/4 cup milk, plus extra for brushing
  • •150g softened butter, extra, to serve


  • Step 1
  • Preheat oven to 220C/200C fan-forced. Lightly dust a baking tray with a little flour.
  • Step 2
  • Combine seed mix, sesame seeds and poppy seeds together in a bowl.
  • Step 3
  • Combine flour, LSA and salt in a large bowl. Using fingertips, rub butter into flour mixture until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in 2 tablespoons of seed mixture. Make a well. Add sweet potato and milk. Using a butter knife, stir mixture until a soft, sticky dough forms.
  • Step 4
  • Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently until smooth. Shape into an 18cm round. Place on prepared tray.
  • Step 5
  • Brush top with a little extra milk. Sprinkle with remaining seed mixture. Season with salt and pepper. Using a sharp knife, score the top of the damper into 8 wedges. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden and hollow when tapped. Stand for 5 minutes on tray. Serve warm with softened butter.
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LSA is a mixture of ground linseeds, almonds and sunflower seeds. Find it in the health food aisle of the supermarket.

To make sweet potato mash: Place 500 g peeled and chopped sweet potato on a microwave-safe plate. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon water. Cover with plastic wrap. Microwave on HIGH for 5 minutes or until tender. Drain. Transfer to a bowl. Mash until smooth. Cool.


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