How to Make Hardtack
Hardtack is a food similar to a biscuit or cracker. It is very hard and has no flavor, but our class loved it. Soldiers and sailors often ate hardtack because it was easy to store and lasted a long time.
Ø greased pan
Ø 3 cups of flour
Ø 1 cup of water
Ø a bowl
Ø a fork to prick the hardtack
Ø a spoon for mixing
Ø a rolling pin
Ø a biscuit cutter
Ø Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
Ø Measure the flour and pour it into a bowl.
Ø Measure the water and add it to the flour.
Ø Stir until all of the flour and water is mixed.
Ø Knead the dough until it is elastic like chewing gum.
Ø Roll out the dough until it is fairly thin.
Ø Use a biscuit cutter or a small glass to cut out the hardtack. Use your space wisely by cutting the circles out close together.
Ø Poke holes in the hardtack with a fork.
Ø Bake the hardtack for 7 minutes. Then turn the oven down to 350 degrees and bake for 10 more minutes.
Ø The hard tack should be as hard as a rock.
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