So DH and I purchased a book called "Just in Case: How to be Self-Sufficient When the Unexpected Happens."
In it, there is a recipe for CANNED BREAD. It sounds odd to me. I won't write down the whole recipe here, but it includes sugar, flour, eggs, shortening, copped fruit and spices, among other things. Then she says to put the batter in greased canning jars ("taking care not to grease the rims"), put them on a cookie sheet, and bake them...then wipe the rims and top each with a two-piece canning lid. She says the jars will seal and can be sored for weeks to months in storage.
I ain't no canning expert, but this recipe sounds suspicious to me. Violet...is this a safe recipe? If it's not, I'm very concerned about it being in a book that many preppers might have on their shelves.
I bought that book too. I was just looking through the recipe section again the other day and remembered seeing the thread on canned bread here so popped over to read. You know, before I visited Mrs S. that would have been something I'd have been trying ... scary though, huh?!
As I've been reading online and in print, alarms keep going off because folks are making suggestions about all sorts of things that don't jibe with the safety cautions given here -- and I keep thinking 'how many people are going to get sick, or heaven forbid DIE from these recipes/ideas' and I am all the more thankful that I stumbled across this site to learn what's safe.
Luma - all you can do is offer people the link to the USDA Canning Guidelines: http://nchfp.uga.edu...tions_usda.html
and suggest that they may want to do some research before they try any recipe they read online. I've finally learned my lesson after being repeatedly "flamed" at certain preparedness/homesteading type forums. The last time was absolutely ridiculous. Someone was telling another that it was perfectly safe to water bath green beans, carrots, and meat, they just had to make sure and process them for several hours. When I brought up the safety issues as well as the simple fact that pressure canning is significantly faster and uses fewer resources, I was RAKED over the coals. WHAT WAS I GOING TO DO WHEN THE $HIT HIT THE FAN?!? PRESSURE CANNING WOULDN'T BE AVAILABLE, AND YOU HAD TO FEED YOUR FAMILY, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH . . . I asked this person what they were going to do when the person she was giving advice to sued her for killing her children? My user name and password suddenly ceased to work at that forum. LOL Apparently I'm a Troll!
I second the use of flat breads in disaster situations. You can even make flat breads out of regular yeast bread dough. It makes the breads wonderfully puffy and full of yeasty goodness and if you do it correctly, you can actually make pockets out of the bread and fill them with beans and rice.