Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Lewis and Clark in "The Bottle of Thunder" Part 7


DaNae said...

Love the expression on Lewis' face as he enjoys the delights of the cuisine.

Emnia E. said...

Mmmmmm.... The sound of hardtack just makes my tummy rumble! The delishousness of some weird hard food would just lighten anyone's day!
As if.

Nathan said...

Army Hardtack Recipe


4 cups flour (perferably whole wheat)
4 teaspoons salt
Water (about 2 cups)
Pre-heat oven to 375° F
Makes about 10 pieces
Mix the flour and salt together in a bowl. Add just enough water (less than two cups) so that the mixture will stick together, producing a dough that won’t stick to hands, rolling pin or pan. Mix the dough by hand. Roll the dough out, shaping it roughly into a rectangle. Cut into the dough into squares about 3 x 3 inches and ½ inch thick.

After cutting the squares, press a pattern of four rows of four holes into each square, using a nail or other such object. Do not punch through the dough. The appearance you want is similar to that of a modern saltine cracker. Turn each square over and do the same thing to the other side.

Place the squares on an ungreased cookie sheet in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Turn each piece over and bake for another 30 minutes. The crackers should be slightly brown on both sides.

Nathan said...

The above recipe comes from:

Your one stop shopping solution to hardtack recipes.

Emnia E. said...

THANK YOU! I shall have to take some of that in for my history class! And now I can fully try running away-- full blast!
Haha, just joking!