I’ve made hardtack before and I love it!
Here is a picture of my hard tack that I made back in March of 2018, so it is 2 years and 7 months old and tastes just like it was made yesterday. I’ve just stored mine in ziplock bags.
Two things that I’ve learned about making hardtack.
#1 – Don’t overcook/burn it. It tastes NASTY!
#2 – I like thinner hard tack because I snack on them kind of like crackers. The thicker ones I smash into pieces and then kind of suck on the pieces until they are soft enough to chew. The real way to eat hardtack is to soak in hot water, coffee, or soup to soften it, but I haven’t done that yet.
Some people add extra ingredients like oregano to make it a bit more tasty, but if you stick to the three main ingredients it will last longer.
Here is a video of someone eating an old Civil War 1863 piece of hardtack