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squeezebox
10-26-2013, 13:38
I thought Logan bread is what the elves in Lord of the Rings gave Frodo to eat? A good recipe would be appreciated. And what's the difference between that and hard tack?
What does it taste like?
Bryce

Feral Bill
10-26-2013, 13:56
It's been many years, but I recall it as being akin to fruitcake. I liked it way back when. This may be helpful. http://howtowilderness.com/2012/07/29/how-to-survive-logan-bread/

hikerboy57
10-26-2013, 14:04
I thought Logan bread is what the elves in Lord of the Rings gave Frodo to eat? A good recipe would be appreciated. And what's the difference between that and hard tack?
What does it taste like?
Bryce
its called lembas, hard to find outside of middle earth.
6packs of cheese/peanut butter and crackers are a suitable substitute

ChuckT
10-26-2013, 15:19
Tolkien may have had this in mind:





Full Definition of RUSK1
: hard crisp bread originally used as ship's stores

2
: a sweet or plain bread baked, sliced, and baked again until dry and crisp

http://www.merriam-webster.com/styles/default/images/reference/external.jpg See rusk defined for English-language learners (http://www.learnersdictionary.com/search/rusk)

See rusk defined for kids (http://www.wordcentral.com/cgi-bin/student?book=Student&va=rusk)

Origin of RUSKmodification of Spanish & Portuguese rosca coil, twisted rollFirst Known Use: 1595


Rhymes with RUSKbrusque (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brusque), busk (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/busker), cusk (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cusk), dusk (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dusk), husk (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/husk), musk (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/musk), tusk (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tusk)

scudder
10-26-2013, 15:50
you may want to have a look at "Gorp, Glop,and Glue Stew" which features four different recipes for Logan Bread. Also one for mouse soup if you're so inclined.:banana

Venchka
10-26-2013, 15:57
Can't help with a recipe. My memory challenged brain recalls that Logan bread was originally carried on an early expedition to Mount Logan. Possibly the first successful summit expedition on one the World's most remote and toughest climbs.
I will try my hand at making a batch.

Wayne

Tri-Pod Bob
10-26-2013, 17:16
Pretty good stuff actually! Here's 1 recipe...........http://allrecipes.com/recipe/logan-bread/kitchenview.aspx

Rocket Jones
10-26-2013, 19:45
Google is your friend.

Furlough
10-27-2013, 08:28
As RJ said google is your friend. One of several recipes. LOGAN BREAD
Printed from COOKS.COM

1/2 c. unbleached flour
1/2 c. soy flour
1/4 c. wheat germ
4 c. whole wheat flour
1 c. honey
3 tbsp. molasses
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 to 3/4 c. dry milk
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
2 to 4 c. dried fruits and nuts (dates, prunes, apricots, fruit cake mix, sunflower nuts, almonds, walnuts, peanuts)
Dump all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix with hand. Add water until it holds together well. Pat out on cookie sheet to 1/2 inch thickness. Score into squares. Bake 1/2 to 1 hour (or less) at 300 degrees. Don't overcook. Should not be brown or it gets hard. Freezes well.

Hill Ape
10-27-2013, 12:16
mmm... i was totally going to geek out and give yall all kinds of arcane history of lembas bread. suffice it say that at the end of the third age of middle earth, when lady galadriel sailed the gray havens to mithlond, the recipe went with her

peakbagger
10-27-2013, 14:22
Our scout troop used to make up a batch for winter camping. If packaged correctly it can be frozen for a long time. The description as similar to fruitcake is somewhat descriptive.

Spirit Walker
10-27-2013, 18:01
We eat it all the time. Like a very dense (and non-alcoholic) fruitcake. Very filling and tasty if you like dried fruit.

tarditi
10-28-2013, 09:59
its called lembas, hard to find outside of middle earth.
6packs of cheese/peanut butter and crackers are a suitable substitute

Down south we just call them "Nabs" - They, spam, and twinkies will survive as post apocalypse food