We hoped to revive this delicious old-fashioned cracker, but could we speed up its production for a faster world?
Why This Recipe Works
These crackers were inspired by the “hardtack” found on ships centuries ago. Unlike quick-to-go-stale bread, these dry, sturdy crackers would keep over long expeditions. Instead of the traditional yeast version, which requires a couple of lengthy rises, we made a quick biscuit-style dough leavened with baking powder and enriched with vegetable shortening and beer. And an innovative folding technique gave our crackers a light, flaky texture.