Blue Flower Feather Bed is such an enticing name for a survival recipe. Like any other survival dish, this one also uses items that are readily available in your pantry and needs very little effort to make.
The result is a hearty and delicious breakfast food that can also be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator.
In the last survival recipe we published, you learned how to make 1875 Cottage Cheese, now in this post, we’re going to cover how to make Blue Flower Featherbeds.
What are Blue Flower Featherbeds
Blue Flower Featherbeds are a mixture of eggs, bread, and cheese. They are mixed together and baked similar to how you would make muffins.
Before we proceed to the blue flower featherbed recipe, let’s take a quick look at its history.
The term ‘featherbed’ refers to a particular kind of bread made with potatoes, which gave the bread a feathery light texture. It is believed to have originated in the mid-1900s in the New England area of the United States, though the practice of adding mashed potatoes in bread making dates back to the 1800s.
Later, featherbeds came to refer to bread made with or without mashed potatoes. Some recipes even mention the use of potato water. Blue Flower Featherbed recipe traditionally used leftover featherbeds and Muenster cheese- another American specialty. This dish was another go-to American survival food, especially during the Great Depression because it requires simple ingredients, almost no pre-preparation and can be frozen to be eaten later.
How To Make
The ingredients list for this recipe is as follows:
- 1 loaf of crusty bread. Traditionally featherbeds were used, but you can use any kind of crusty bread that you have on hand.
- 1 1/4th Cup of Muenster cheese, shredded.
- 1 3/4th Cup of Ricotta Cheese.
- 1 Cup of Green Onions.
- 6 Eggs.
- 1 Cup of Milk.
- 1-2 Tablespoons of butter.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
You will need the following equipment to make this.
- A cast-iron skillet or an ovenproof deep baking dish.
- A knife.
- A mixing bowl
- A whisk
1. Finely chop the green onion. Mix it with the Muenster and Ricotta cheese and set aside.
2. Butter the skillet or the ovenproof dish.
3. Slice the bread loaf into 1/2 inch thick slices.
4. Place a layer of bread on the skillet. Top with a layer of the cheese and green onion mix.
5. Repeat this layering process until you use up all the bread.
6. In the mixing bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
7. Pour this mixture over the layers of bread and cheese and then cover and let it sit in the refrigerator for an hour.
8. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).
9. Bake the bread for 50 minutes or until the eggs puff up and turn brown.
10. Let it cool down a bit and enjoy your blue flower featherbed.
Now you know a recipe that no one else you’ll talk to knows.
You can personalize this dish and make it even more nutritious by adding chopped up vegetables. Sure, that will deviate a bit from the traditional recipe, but that is the whole point of a true survival recipe.
They are versatile. And if you are feeling somewhat adventurous, then you can even try this by baking your own bread. That will take you some more time, but the satisfaction of having made something from scratch will be unparalleled.
In the end, whichever way you choose to make this, it will be a welcome addition to your breakfast table.
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