ANST - Sifters and Sieves

Michael F. Gunter mfgunter at
Wed Aug 20 08:18:02 PDT 1997

> The discussion on baking, ovens and bread asked about period
> sifters/sieves.  I don't know what anyone else was using, but Ican tell you
> what the Vikings used (and in fact, Swedes in the countryside still use
> even today)... they used a round, cup-shaped sieve made by naalbinding,
> utilizing horsehair fiber.  Such sieves were used for sifting flour, and
> for straining milk.  Milk straining is how most seem to be used in the
> present day, but archaeological examples have been found with ground grain
> trapped in the fibers.
> Wæs Þu Hæl (Waes Thu Hael)
> Gunnora Hallakarva
> Herskerinde
> <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>
> Ek eigi visa þik hversu oðlask Lofstirrlauf-Kruna heldr hversu na Hersis-Aðal
> (Ek eigi thik hversu odhlask Lofstirrlauf-Kruna heldr hversu na Hersis-Adhal)

This was a very nice posting Mistress Gunnora.  May I submit it to the sca-cooks



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