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Old 23-09-2009, 14:13   #1
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Ship's Biscuit

Does anyone know a receipe for old time ships biscuit? I have seen one in the gift shop in Portsmouth. It's a 3 to 4" round 1/2" high hard unleavend bread with the mark of the ship on it. I want to make a patch for my next sea journey.
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Old 23-09-2009, 14:34   #2
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Ship's Biscuit

might be what you're looking for.

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Old 23-09-2009, 17:56   #3
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Wow, fantastic. I thought it was just flour and salt. I'm thinking of getting two other guys and sailing some long distances in a lugger and we'll need the biscuit to make the trip authentic. I hear BBC is going to reinact the voyage of the crew of the Essex in their whale boats. We'll have a lot of fun joking about whose going to be eaten next.
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My grandmother made "beaten biscuits", which I always equated to hardtack. It's a very southern food item. They were actually quite edible, unlike hardtack, and very tasty with a bit of Smithfield ham on them. Google for recipes.
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"we'll need the biscuit to make the trip authentic."

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I'm thinking of getting two other guys and sailing some long distances in a lugger and we'll need the biscuit to make the trip authentic.
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OH, I thought you wanted to make a patch for your seat!
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You can still by hardtack from Diamond Bakerry, in Hawaii. They call them "Saloon Pilot" crackers.
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Do you know the British Admiralty Law regarding Commanding officers rules in the selection process for Weevils????
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