Thursday, August 13, 2015
Excellent homemade hard tack.
We were talking about ships bread and hard tack earlier this week. Part of what brought that to mind was the fact that Lisa over at Two Bears Farm was experimenting with making her own hard tack.
She sent me some of the latest version of her hard tack, and it was really good. First, everything I have in storage is like a big, thick, hard soda cracker. Lisa's is more like real bread. It's hard, but when you eat it it's chewy and it has a buttery taste. It is formed into small squares, not quite as big as half a playing card. You can bend them without breaking the piece of hard tack, unlike anything else I've got in storage.
She is thinking of making some in different flavors, to have with coffee, for instance. There was a nice note in the box that said she will be putting the recipe on her blog next week, and that it is easy to make.
Over the years, I've learned a lot from other bloggers. When you talk about survivalists, they come in all shapes, sizes, and mindsets. There's a lot of diversity in the community. There's strength in numbers, and I couldn't put a dollar value on the good suggestions, ideas, assistance and outright good friends blogging has brought me. Sometimes people have disagreements but usually they get over it.
The more , the merrier.