Joined: 14 May 2007
Location: Gallatin, TN
Real Name: Jason W. Gatliff
|Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 10:44 pm Post subject: Trail Bread
I found this recipe in the Blue Heron Catalog, but it is similar to many others
Four cups of flour
Four teaspoons salt
Two cups water
Mix flour and salt together in a bowl. Add just enough water (less than two cups) to make the mix stick together. Roll the dough out and shape it into a rough rectangle. Cut the dough into squares about three by three inches and a half inch thick.
After cuttting, press into each square a pattern of four rows of four holes using a nail (note: just press into the dough - don't punch through it). The appearance is similar to a moder saltine cracker. Turn each square over and repeat.
Place on an ungreased cookie sheet in an oven pre-heated to 375, and bake for 30 minutes. Turn each piece over and bake another 30 minutes. Brown slightly on both sides.
These make a hard bread, easily broken when new and hard as a rock when old. I've seen trail bread from the early 1800s at Lower Fort Gary and you could build a wall out of them.
Submitted by: Pierre - email@example.com on November 06, 2000
Jason W. Gatliff