Thursday, January 14, 2016

Super grains - fortified hard tack

Last weekend I posted about the idea of making hard tack but adding some quinoa and amaranth for extra protein and other nutrients. Tonight I made some.


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • ½ cup quinoa
  • ½ cup amaranth
  • 1 cup water
  • Pinch of salt (I used pink Himalayan, but I'm sure any kind would do)
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  1. Mix the flour and grains in a bowl
  2. Add water and mix together
  3. Roll out on a floured surface until about ¼" thick
  4. Transfer to a baking sheet, score in squares (perhaps 1" or 2" squares), and prick with a fork
  5. Bake in a 250 °F oven for 90 minutes
The idea is to find a balance of ingredients that will taste good, keep for a long time without going rancid, and that will have nutrients that will keep us going on our 100-mile hike in May.

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