Tuesdays With Dorie – Baking with Julia: Swedish Oatmeal Hardtack

Hardtack

I have made hardtack before (shoutout to my 8th grade Civil War project) but never like this.  Whereas traditional hardtack is a last-forever cracker made up of flour and water and meant to sustain people through battles and month long voyages, this Swedish Oatmeal Hardtack combines shortening, butter, and sugar along with the addition of oatmeal, buttermilk, and salt.  The result is a slightly sweet, slightly salty, crisp cracker with a crumbly texture.

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