School: Baile na Carraige, Cill Díoma (roll number 11295)

Ballynacarriga, Co. Limerick
Séamus Ó Gríobhtha
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0504, Page 332

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    which also had a hole to drop the grain into.
    The quern was usally laid on a table covered with a cloth to catch the flour.
    Written by Michael Hogan.
    Told by Mrs. Hogan,
    Cartown, Kildimo,
    Co. Limerick
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
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    Bread made locally early in the 19th century was almost always made from home grown wheat. It was pot dried which means dried in a pot oven over a slow fire. The grain was kept moving with a stick care being taken that none of it was burned.
    It was then ground in Querns. One of which was to be found in every farmhouse one may still be seen in a house in the townland of Ballinacarriga.
    After being ground the flour was then put through a sieve which took off the bran. It was then kneaded with sour buttermilk, the necessary amount of soda and sometimes salt being added. It was usually baked in an oven called a bastible, turf cinders being put on the cover. Bread was sometimes baked on a griddle which is a flat piece of iron placed on a triangular iron frame called a brand. Griddle cakes are usually
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    1. products
      1. food products (~3,601)
        1. bread (~2,063)
    Agnes O Brien
    Cartown, Co. Limerick
    William O Brien