[Sca-cooks] Manchet Size/Weight

Johnna Holloway johnnae at mac.com
Wed Oct 15 14:10:10 PDT 2008

The definition as given by the glossary at Prospect Books reads:
"MANCHET BREAD: Fine bread made from the best wheat and the whitest 
flour available. Made in small loaves weighing 6 to 8 oz. Manchet was 
the bread of the privileged. (John Nott, 1726) "
has more information.
http://www.unc.edu/~rowlett/units/custom.html  has information on 
weights and measures.

Here commonly an ounce ought to be the avoirdupois ounce which is 7000/16.


Katheline van Weye wrote:
> I know that in Elizabethan times, the manchet size was described as "...everie loaf weigheth 8 ounces, into the oven, and 6 ounces out."
> Does anyone know if the ounces mentioned in Elizabethan times is the same weight that we use today when we say the words "weighs 8 ounces"?
> In Service,
> Katheline

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