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    Pilot Bread

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    Durgan

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    Pilot Bread

    Post by Durgan on Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:01 pm

    http://www.durgan.org/URL/?IJSJJ 9 January 2011 Pilot Bread
    Pilot bread is simply whole wheat four processed into a brick hard substance. It keeps forever, if stored in a dry environment. All the nutrients are available with only the addition of water.

    Method: Four cups of whole wheat flour, add enough water to make into a dough. Manipulate by hand until the desired texture is obtained. Roll into a strip and cut about half an inch thick slices. Dip the cut slice into flour on both sides to prevent sticking to the pan when cooking. Add a pattern on both sides of the slice, to facilitate centre cooking and the removal of as much moisture as possible. Place on a dry cookie sheet, and bake in the oven at 375 for 30 minutes, turn the slices over and cook again for 30 minutes. The wafers harden more in storage. Store in a dry environment.

    The product must be soaked in a liquid of choice to soften for eating or one can gnaw at it. A little goes a long way, and is a replacement for commercially produced bread, which is my interest.

    Hardtack Recipe (Pilot Bread)
    Ingredients:
    4 cups flour whole wheat
    Water (about 2 cups)
    Pre-heat oven to 375° F
    Makes about 10 pieces
    Put the flour in a bowl. Add just enough water (less than two cups) so that the mixture will stick together, producing a dough that won’t stick to hands, rolling pin or pan. Mix the dough by hand. Roll the dough out, shaping it roughly into a rectangle. Cut into the dough into squares about 3 x 3 inches and ½ inch thick.

    After cutting the squares, press a pattern of four rows of four holes into each square, using a nail or other such object. Do not punch through the dough. The appearance you want is similar to that of cracker, but larger. Turn each square over and do the same thing to the other side.

    Place the squares on an ungreased cookie sheet in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Turn each piece over and bake for another 30 minutes. The crackers should be slightly brown on both sides.

    The fresh crackers are easily broken but as they dry, they harden and assume the consistentency of fired brick.


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    Glad E Olah
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    Re: Pilot Bread

    Post by Glad E Olah on Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:13 pm

    Interesting Durgan!

    Never heard of pilot bread before and tell us how the name for the bread was chosen.

    I enjoy using whole wheat flour. Made banana bread with it not long ago and was very tasty. I find whole wheat flour you use much less sugar which I try to bake without a lot because of diabetes.
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    Re: Pilot Bread

    Post by Durgan on Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:54 pm

    Hardtack Recipe (Pilot Bread)

    Ingredients:

    4 cups flour whole wheat
    Water (about 2 cups)
    Pre-heat oven to 375° F
    Makes about 10 pieces
    Put the flour in a bowl. Add just enough water (less than two cups) so that the mixture will stick together, producing a dough that won’t stick to hands, rolling pin or pan. Mix the dough by hand. Roll the dough out, shaping it roughly into a rectangle. Cut into the dough into squares about 3 x 3 inches and ½ inch thick.

    After cutting the squares, press a pattern of four rows of four holes into each square, using a nail or other such object. Do not punch through the dough. The appearance you want is similar to that of a modern saltine cracker. Turn each square over and do the same thing to the other side.

    Place the squares on an ungreased cookie sheet in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Turn each piece over and bake for another 30 minutes. The crackers should be slightly brown on both sides.

    The fresh crackers are easily broken but as they dry, they harden and assume the consistentency of fired brick.
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    islandgrl
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    Re: Pilot Bread

    Post by islandgrl on Tue Jan 10, 2012 9:34 pm

    I make something similar with flour, water and a little salt. Good with butter, jam or cheese.
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    Durgan

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    Re: Pilot Bread

    Post by Durgan on Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:46 pm

    islandgrl wrote:I make something similar with flour, water and a little salt. Good with butter, jam or cheese.

    Today, one piece of the Pilot bread was broken in half and placed in a bowl of milk, then in the microwave for about one minute. This softened the bread sufficiently to chew. It is a simple prepared food to replace porridge. I use it primarily for the starch, since I do not eat store bought bread.

    The simple preparation and long term storage is attractive to me.
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    Re: Pilot Bread

    Post by Durgan on Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:27 am

    http://flaturl.com/bE - For rural Alaskans, Pilot Bread is soul food

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