Making Boxty and Other Cakes

Cappataggle, Co. Galway

A piece of tin with holes was used to rub over peeled potatoes so that they were sliced finely. Flour, salt, soda and milk was added and it was baked in the oven. Potato cakes were cooked in a vessel called a ‘cosset’ and the potato cake did not have any milk and was cooked on a griddle. Oaten meal bread was made by mixing oatmeal with salt and water and baked on a griddle.

Cappataggle, Co. Galway

Collector: Agnes Power, Newcastle, Aughrim

Informant: Mrs Power, Newcastle, Aughrim

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

This page was added on 25/04/2017.

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