Oaten bread was the most popular as well as wheaten bread. People made oaten bread using hand querns that they grind the oats onto and caught in a sheet on the table. Boxty and potato cake were also popular. Bread was made every day and a cross placed on the top before cooking to make it rise. The bread could be cooked on the oven or on a griddle.
Cappataggle, Co. Galway
Collector: Bridie Jennings, Cappataggle
Informant: Michael Jennings, Cappataggle
Duchas, ‘The Schools’ Collection’, www.duchas.ie
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