Monday 9 November 2020

Barricade Cake

It looks like they don't play cricket over in America and the losing team is crying foul. If there's going to be a civil war it will start with barricades and those levering up the cobbles behind those barricades are going to need nourishing inclusive multi-cultural food to sustain the struggle. I offer Bob's Olde Style Strictly Democratic and Munchable Pemmican-parkin Emergency Rations 

  • 500 g dried meat [biltong, jerky, gurpi, kuivaliha, jamon] as available
  • 500 g rendered fat [ghee, tallow, lard]
  • 250 g flour
  • 250 g oatflakes
  • 100 g golden syrup
  • 100 g treacle / molasses
  • 100 g raisins / sultanas / currants as available
  • 100 g dried cranberries
  • 100 g milk powder
That's 2 kg: pound it all together in a steel helmet bowl with the blunt end of a pitch-fork. Press into a pair of standard sized 22 x 32 cm swiss-roll tins and bake in a moderate oven for 20 minutes. Cut into 50g or 100g blocks before it cools because it sets like concrete and will last for at least as long as the last civil war. You don't need to wrap this stuff. It can be stored under the thwarts of the lifeboats of SS Democracy.
If that's too challenging for your troops there is always 1 kg of flapjacks.

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