Tuesday, 26 May 2015

How to Make Hardtack

How to make hardtack

Ingredients you will need:
  • 3 cups of white flour
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 cup of water
  • a cookie sheet
  • a mixing bowl
  • a knife
  • a common nail
Here's how to make hardtack:
1.Preheat your oven to 375.
2.Mix the flour and salt in the mixing bowl.
3.Gradually mix the water until you form a dough that doesn't stick to your hands.
4.Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough into a square. Make sure it's not more than a inch thick.
5.Cut the dough into 9 squares.

6.Using the nail, make a 4×4 grid of holes in each piece.

7.Put the pieces on a ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
8.Turn the squares over and bake for another 30 minutes.

9.Remove from the oven and allow to cool.They should look some thing like this. 


  1. Wow Travis that looks fun. Did you get to bake some?

  2. Wow Travis that looks like it was fun. Did you get to taste it?