School: Soran, Longford (roll number 14683)

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

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Bannocks

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0759, Page 242

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The bannock cake was made like oaten meal bread only that there were eggs and "sounds" used in the mixing. Three handfuls of oaten meal, a pinch of salt, some tepid water, four eggs and fermented "sounds" were thrown into a "pigin" and stirred thoroughly until it became a thick paste.
Then a handful of flour and sugar was added to flavour it. It was mixed several hours before baked. It would get hard when it was left in the "pigin". After this it was turned out on griddle and left over a pan stand.
The Sign of the Cross was made over it and currants were put in it. There was a

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Collector
Kathleen Lee
Gender
female
Address
Soran, Co. Longford
Informant
Patrick Lee
Relation
relative (other than parent or grandparent)
Gender
male
Age
60
Address
Aghagreagh, Co. Longford
Language
English