How Bread Was Made

Caherlustraun, Co. Galway

‘Stampy’ was made by mixing flour and milk and baking it in a pan. If no pan could be found two leaves of cabbage worked well either. Boxty was made regularly. When an old woman came into the house ‘pasoid’ was boiled for her. When baking the cake of bread a cross was put on the top so that the fairies wouldn’t touch it during the night. Flummey was also made and was involved soaking oatmeal in water for a few hours, after which time it was drained and the juice boiled. After boiling the juice would look like jelly.

Caherlustraun, Co. Galway

Collector: Patrick Roche, Ummoon, Co. Galway

Informant: Thomas Roche, Ummoon, Co. Galway

Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie

This page was added on 25/04/2017.

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