In the end, it should come together in a slightly sticky ball. Pirate Themed Hardtack Recipe Sheets. 4 large onions. I’ll update everyine when they soften up. Start by gathering the ingredients youâll need: 2.5 cups flour (+ a little extra) 1 cup of water 1 teaspoon salt Serve to a ship full of whalers to get them through their tough ocean voyage. Thanks for sharing! I actually had homeschoolers in mind when I picked out the recipe. amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "search"; Hardtack is a type of hard, dry bread that was eaten by soldiers and sailors throughout history. 1 cup of water, and âa littleâ (as needed to get the right dough consistency) 1-2 tablespoons of iodized salt, depending on preference. Hardtack, or âhard tackâ is a simple biscuit or cracker made from flour and water, and when salt was available to the makers it was added as well in years past. The ingredients for this recipe are: 2 cups of wholemeal flour (approx. Mar 9, 2012 - Explore MJ Cadle's board "Pilot Bread" on Pinterest. When the hardtack is golden brown, take it out of the oven and remove your pirate from his mixing bowl. (…). Add the sea salt and mix. If too sticky, add more flour. It should feel elastic-like when complete. As such, they’re mentioned regularly throughout Moby Dick, so I thought it would be fun to whip up an authentic ship’s biscuits recipe. When all the water is added, thoroughly knead the dough. amzn_assoc_search_bar_position = "top"; Bake the biscuits for 2 hours, flip them over, and bake them for another 30 minutes or until the edges are firm and the tops are slightly brown. […] Ship’s Biscuits (aka Hardtack) from Moby Dick […], Just made these and placed a few in a pot of fresh clam chowder. Mix the ingredients into a dough and roll out to a thickness of about 1/2 inch. This hard bread was made in government bakeries located in cities and shipped in barrels to the troops. I found one at The American Table based on an old Civil War era recipe. Hard Tack was a pirates bread- it was used during long sea voyages and eaten along side of stews & soups like Bone Soup. ^.^. Add the milk and melted butter to the flour and mix. This corn salsa completely destroys that opinion with its zesty, spicy flavors. These biscuits are hard. amzn_assoc_textlinks = ""; Pirate Recipes and Visual Aids Resource Pack. I add a ½ cup at a time and work it in. The Romans made hardtack as well as the Egyptians, and usually the flour and water cracker was issued to soldiers. The recipe has been used for thousands of years. Copyright © 2020 Alison's Wonderland Recipes. Back in Herman Melville’s day, ship’s biscuits (which later came to be known as hardtack) were common seaman’s food. amzn_assoc_default_search_phrase = "A Literary Holiday Cookbook"; Square off the dough and cut into equal portions. amzn_assoc_linkid = "ca4c482b41c10a4bb7397903e05d9789"; I am a member of the Amazon and Adagio Teas Affiliate Programs. Pirate-Themed KS1 Maths Challenge Cards. 6 large potatoes. What’s that mean? Make some hardtack! “First he takes about a double handful of shavings…and places them carefully before the idol; then laying a bit of ship -biscuit on top and applying the flame from the lamp, he kindled the shavings into a sacrificial blaze. It is popular among campers and survivalists because it can last for years if stored properly. amzn_assoc_default_category = "Books"; 1 teaspoon allspice. Of course, designed to last forever and travel well, ship’s biscuits are VERY basic fare. One staple found on a pirate ship was sea biscuits.