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Titanic's 3rd Class Cabin Biscuits


"Cabin biscuits" may seem an unusual addition to the menu, but they were provided as a means to settle queasy stomachs suffering from sea sickness


2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon shortening
3/4 cups water

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Combine flour and salt in a large bowl.
  • Cut in the shortening (I used a food processor for this).
  • Make a well in the center of the flour mixture, and gently pour in water.
  • With a wooden spoon, stir until all ingredients are combined. Dough will be slightly flaky and not sticking together very well. That's okay!
  • Turn out dough (and dough bits) onto a lightly floured surface and knead just until dough bits are bonded together and dough is pliable enough to roll out.
  • Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough no thicker than a quarter inch. Try to get it at thin as possible.
  • Cut circles, or any shape you like, and place onto a lightly greased cookie sheet (or use a Silpat, which is what I did).
  • Poke holes into dough with forks or anything pokey (I used the little spikes on a cornholder to poke mine).
  • Bake for 15 minutes, until edges are golden brown.

My Notes: 

  • This was my particular method of baking the "biscuits." There are several different methods and outcomes to be found online, so feel free to experiment. 
  • The addition of herbs, sea salt, or Parmesan might be nice.
  • These would be great for a kid with a sick tummy, especially if you cut them into fun shapes. I'm going to save this recipe for just that purpose!




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