The cabin biscuit which were served in 3rd class on the Titanic was a simple cracker, a bread staple made with flour, shortening, water, and a bit of salt.
They were used to help settle passengers’ stomachs, which was especially important for those down in third class, as seasickness was more prevalent in steerage accommodations.
Titanic's Cabin Biscuits
- 2 cups Flour
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. shortening
- 3/4 cup water
- Mix the flour and salt together in a bowl.
- Work shortening into mixture until it resembles fine crumbs
- Make a well in the flour, add water and mix until you have have stiff dough. Add 1 or 2 additional tablespoons if required.
- Place on a lightly floured board and roll into a 1 inch diameter log/cylinder shape. Cut the log into 25 discs and place on a cookie sheet.
- Cover with clear plastic wrap and let rest for 15 minutes
- Roll each disk into 2 1/2 inch circles. Prick holes with a fork. Bake at 375°F for 15 minutes
- Spray each unbaked biscuit with water and sprinkle with rock salt.
- Brush unbaked biscuits with melted butter then sprinke a mixture of cinammon and sugar.
- After 10 minutes sprinkle with parmesan cheese and chopped parsley, return to oven for an additional 5minutes.