School: Turlough, Béal an Chloga (roll number 14872)

Location:
Turlough, Co. Clare
Teacher:
Áine, Bean Uí Éalaidhe

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0615, Page 147

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Long ago, when people were poor and there was no flour...

Long ago, when people were poor and there was no flour for it was very dear and scarce the bread they used to have was called Stampy or Boxty bread. It was made like this first they used to make a scraper or grater with a piece of tin holed with an awl.
Then they would wash potatoes and scrape them with the scraper.
Next they were squeezed through a piece of muslin. Out of that juice starch was made.
The potatoes were put into a basin and made into a cake with a grain of flour a pinch of salt and no soda.
It was then baked on a griddle and when eaten hot with plenty butter it was very nice.
Then there were potato cakes made of nice, good floury potatoes, a little flour, salt and made with new milk.
It was also baked on a griddle and like the stamp when eaten hot with lots of butter it is lovely.

Collector
James Droney
Gender
male
Informant
Mrs James Droney
Relation
parent
Gender
female
Age
48
Address
Bealaclugga, Co. Clare
Language
English