“Wow, I can't believe that there's no recipe for this posted yet! Hardtack is a cracker-like food which keeps indefinitely and was used in the American Civil War for army rations. This is an easy history project, indispensible for a Civil War unit study, or for any time you are going hiking and need a nonperishable snack. It's...well, hard, but I think it's actually pretty good!”
READY IN:
1hr 10mins
YIELD:
12 crackers
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Stir together dry ingredients in bowl.
  2. Add water gradually and stir until combined; knead in bowl for 5 minutes.
  3. Let rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Roll out to 1/2 inch thickness on greased baking sheet: score into sections at 3 inch intervals, and prick liberally with a fork.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees for 50 minutes, break into pieces along scored lines, and let cool on rack.

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