Miss O'Connor says oaten and barley cakes were the usual kinds as she grew up.
She mentioned "Boxty" as: Grated raw potatoes (1) mixed with barley meal or oaten meal.
The cake is hung in a pan or bastible over the "fan" fire. Then the pan lid is brought to a heat by a vigorous blowing of the fan and then placed in position on the bastible. This must be repeated several times in one baking. Sometimes I have seen smouldering sacking on the lid
- Miss O' Connor