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by Loaflady
Thu Sep 19, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Free Short Course - England in the time of Richard III
Replies: 3
Views: 2485

Re: Free Short Course - England in the time of Richard III

Thank you!
Have just signed up to futurelearn. Heard about it on the radio the other day and then forgot about it!
by Loaflady
Thu May 30, 2013 2:04 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Need help with Bread
Replies: 34
Views: 22029

Re: Need help with Bread

Hello again, Sophia, I was really interested to hear you mention barmcakes. Could you pass on your reference please? I'd be really grateful as I've missed all mention of them so far! :roll: I've also been searching for bread recipes pre 16thc. Apart from the 'French bread' rastons recipe, I've had n...
by Loaflady
Wed May 02, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Need help with Bread
Replies: 34
Views: 22029

Re: Need help with Bread

Thanks Ezykle, will check those out. I'd been unable to track down anything earlier than 16th century, and then only baked in higher status kitchens. If you're portraying a professional baker, just make sure they're referenced somewhere with regard to the assize of bread, I've been unable to find th...
by Loaflady
Tue May 01, 2012 9:46 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Need help with Bread
Replies: 34
Views: 22029

Re: Need help with Bread

Very nice! Can I ask where you found a 15th century reference to manchets? I'll be cross with myself if it's somewhere obvious and I've missed it! I know I'm probably going over old ground, but it doesn't hurt to practice loads at home first, so you get used to the feel of the dough etc before conte...
by Loaflady
Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:17 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: August bank holiday
Replies: 1
Views: 1475

August bank holiday

Heard about this and thought of Martin and anyone else who has a foodie business. BBC2's breakfast chap, Chris Evans is holding an event and needs stallholders. I didn't hear all of the piece, but I think you access the BBC website, the Pudsey or Children in Need links. I hope this is handy for some...
by Loaflady
Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Preparing a new wooden butter churn for use
Replies: 17
Views: 6317

Re: Preparing a new wooden butter churn for use

Thanks Grymm! By the way, making butter with clotted (scalded) cream was still done by the small holding/self-sufficiency community in the 1970's. I know my Mum tried it. 'The Backyard Dairy' Prism Press 1972. (I accidently made some this summer during a failed clotted cream ice cream experiment!! I...
by Loaflady
Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Preparing a new wooden butter churn for use
Replies: 17
Views: 6317

Re: Preparing a new wooden butter churn for use

Thanks from me too. At least I'm not going mad and missing something obvious! Strange no-one thought "My hands are a bit warm, a nice flat bit of wood would do the job nicely!" I have used the blade of a knife, but you can't get a good squeeze as it's a bit narrow. I must have warm hands a...
by Loaflady
Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Preparing a new wooden butter churn for use
Replies: 17
Views: 6317

Re: Preparing a new wooden butter churn for use

On a similar subject, can anyone please point me to 14th/15th century references to butter pats/hands?
Cheers.
by Loaflady
Wed May 26, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Inspiration needed!
Replies: 3
Views: 2274

Inspiration needed!

Any ideas for the weekend? I'm going to do some cooking at our event this weekend - demos for MOPS, tasters for the group. I'm bored with what I usually do and just can't get inspired. Any ideas? :^) It needs to be quick to fit around other activities, authentic for late 14th, early 15th Cs, interes...
by Loaflady
Mon Mar 15, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: HEEELP! Making a doublet pattern.
Replies: 9
Views: 1703

Re: HEEELP! Making a doublet pattern.

Thank you all for your advice. Will get on with it and take the plunge!
by Loaflady
Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: HEEELP! Making a doublet pattern.
Replies: 9
Views: 1703

HEEELP! Making a doublet pattern.

I'm a novice sewer. I've done split hose, hoods, braies, but never anything more complicated. I have the excellent Medieval Tailors Assistant and am attempting a simple doublet for my hubby. I've done the pinning a sheet on bit, but am confused as he's not a simple shape to fit. (Quite a tummy!) The...
by Loaflady
Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:50 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Has anyone heard of...
Replies: 4
Views: 2770

Re: Has anyone heard of...

Thank you!
I traced the reference from Brother Ranulf's post. Turns out it's from a document held in the Norfolk Records Office and is a 1720 copy of an older (now lost) document - Ye Book of Ye Clerke of Ye Market. And very interesting it is too!
by Loaflady
Wed Feb 10, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Kirtle alteration- help please.
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Re: Kirtle alteration- help please.

Thank you :thumbup:
by Loaflady
Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Kirtle alteration- help please.
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Kirtle alteration- help please.

I'm a novice at sewing and I need to alter the shoulders on my kirtle (kindly made by someone else.) The bust fits fine, but the shoulders are a little too large and I have an off the shoulder thing going on. The sleeves are laced on, and will be fine if the shoulders are altered, not too short. Cou...
by Loaflady
Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:52 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Has anyone heard of...
Replies: 4
Views: 2770

Re: Has anyone heard of...

Thank you so much! It's been driving me mad for weeks.
by Loaflady
Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Has anyone heard of...
Replies: 4
Views: 2770

Has anyone heard of...

'The Brewers Book, Norwich 1468-9' It's referenced in 'English Bread and Yeast Cookery' by Elizabeth David. I want to check a quote from it. I have Googled, Google Scholar and Google Books (only results give the same ref, which makes me think they've got it from Elizabeth David,) done library search...

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