24 hrs 25 mins
Chef #208121's Note:
Someone asked what it was and my reply was "They were still serving the leftovers during Vietnam." For the full original post see my site.
My Private Note
Units: US | Metric
Mix well with a fork
- 1Flour: preferably not white.
- 2Fat: Lard, Crisco will do but be FARB.
- 3Cream of Tartar: a powder which, mixed with baking soda, makes baking powder. Should be in the baking section or spices.
- 4Saleratus is baking soda. This was the term used for 1 tsp baking soda. It read 1 tsp saleratus -- sort of. Measurements were different. Everyone knew what size an eggs sized lump of butter was or a handful of flour.
- 5Mix well with a fork the flour, fat and cream of tartar. Set aside. Dissolve the saleratus and salt in the water.
- 6Combine liquid and dry ingredients; mix well. Roll out dough 3/8" thick (up to a half-inch is okay too) with a rolling pin. Cut into 3" x 3" squares. Use a 1/8" dowel to put 16 holes in each cracker in a 4 x 4 pattern.
- 7Bake 20-25 minutes at 450°F When done, let air-dry for minimum of 24 hours (preferably more) before you put in a bag or sealed container.
- 8I knew it was a mistake --.
- 9Farb: not authentic. "as in those who, no matter how often they are told, seem oblivious to major errors in their dress and equipment. For example: percussion cap weapons on an 1812 field; "furtrade" types with a mixture of clothing dating from mid-18th Century to ACW" OR "would you take those Hushpuppies off before muster please.".
- 10That and more definitions found here:.
Nutritional Facts for Civil War Hardtack
Serving Size: 1 (72 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 11
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 190.6
- Calories from Fat 24
- Total Fat 2.7 g
- Saturated Fat 1.2 g
- Cholesterol 2.5 mg
- Sodium 433.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 35.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
- Sugars 0.1 g
- Protein 4.7 g