Sunday, January 21st, 2018

What is erzatz bread?


Ersatz bread was the mainstay of the slave labor camp inmates.  It s made from 50% spaoiling flour of any kind and 50% sawdust.  When the bread was eaten with any kind of liquid the sawdust expanded ‘filling’ the stomach thereby reducing the hunger pangs but did not provide much nutrition, the prisoners often had to be cateful when chewing it since it often contained splinters which had to be extractyed from the gums.Want to try to bake it?

Here’s the recipe:



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