School: Soran, Longford (roll number 14683)

Location:
Soran, Co. Longford
Teacher:
Wilfred O'Callaghan

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Boxty Bread

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0759, Page 240

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Raw potatoes are used for making boxty. They are washed and peeled. Then they are grated on a grater. The grater is a semicular piece of tin with holes bored all over it. It can be bought from a tinsmith for a few pence or it can be made in the home from a flat piece of tin. Usually large sized potatoes are used for boxty as they are handy for grating.
There are two kinds of boxty, oven and pan. For oven boxty the water is squeezed from the grated potatoes with a piece of muslin. Then flour is added, currants and carraway seed if you wish and salt. It is mixed and formed into

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Collector
Thomas Brady
Gender
male
Address
Soran, Co. Longford
Informant
Frank Brady
Relation
parent
Gender
male
Age
47
Address
Soran, Co. Longford
Language
English