WASHINGTON D.C. – Protecting the country from any and all threats deserves a quality brownie!
To do what it does, the Pentagon needs the best of the best to reach its goals. Some of the brightest minds are housed in the Pentagon and they put together documents for handling any situation. They spared no details in creating a 26-page recipe for their brownies.
After a hard day’s work, a delicious brownie could really hit the spot and The Pentagon is making sure that their brownies are second to none. The 26-page document lays out all the rules and regulations you need to follow to bake appropriate treats for our men and women in uniform.
Take Section 3.2.6 of the recipe which covers eggs. It reads, in part, “Whole eggs may be liquid or frozen and shall have been processed and labeled in accordance with the Regulations Governing the Inspection of Eggs and Egg Products (7 CFR Part 59).”
Jeremy Whitsitt, with the Department of Defense Combat Feeding Directorate, told Guy Raz of the NPR that the extra care is needed because military bakers face unique challenges.
“One thing we like to say is, ‘What would happen if you cooked a meal, stored it in a stifling hot warehouse, dropped it out of an airplane, dragged it through the mud, left it out with bugs and vermin, and ate it three years later?’” If it were a military meal, Whitsitt says, it would still be edible and maybe even delicious.
Brownies made from the Pentagon’s recipe could potentially last about three years if they’re packaged properly. The Pentagon recently updated its official brownie specifications. The new document has been streamlined and expanded to cover things like lemon poppy seed cake and chocolate banana nut muffins tops. The new document is a short and easy to read 31 pages.