t.d.decker at worldnet.att.net
Tue Sep 11 20:14:21 PDT 2007
> 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.
As I recall, manchet is "eight ounces in, six ounces out." That would make
it about the size of petit pan or possibly a little larger.
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