Church News: Question of the week

What is pilot bread, and why was it referred to in pioneer journals?

(Answer on page 13)

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(From page 2)

Pilot bread, also called pilot biscuit, was a staple at sea and on the frontier. It was also known as hardtack, and was a saltless hard biscuit or bread made of flour and water.

Because it stored well, it was used on board ships and on frontier journeys. People often soaked the pilot bread to soften it before they ate it.

Source: Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary.

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