Bread Making

Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

Long ago people made oaten bread out of oat meal. It is made with water and sugar. It is baked on a grid iron. Boxty bread is made with potatoes. They grated the raw potatoes and rye meal, and mixed it with the potatoe [sic], and baked it on a griddle. They put a cross on the bread so as to keep it from bursting at the sides. In lent they would make bread out of flour with potatoe [sic] barm, before yeast was heard of.

Collector: Unknown

Informant: Mrs McGuire, Pollboy, Co. Galway

Place: Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

Footnote: Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, ( (12 May 2017).


This page was added on 16/05/2017.

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