[Sca-cooks] Manchet

Johnna Holloway johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Tue Sep 11 12:38:01 PDT 2007

Ivan Day's manchets are pictured here along the side--
http://www.historicfood.com/baking.htm  I remember his
being a man's fist sized. There should be a picture someplace
among those that we took.
Brears also has pictures in his books.


Phil Troy / G. Tacitus Adamantius wrote:
> My vague recollection is that manchets are bigger than a modern roll,  
> but otherwise a rather small loaf: maybe twice the size of a man's  
> fist when baked. Bearing in mind this is not trencher bread, but  
> "eating" bread, it probably equates to two decent-sized servings,  
> especially sensible if you trim them, and allow for the shared two- 
> serving cover concept... I haven't looked it up, but I wonder if the  
> name is intended to indicate size.
> Adamantius
> ______________

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