Bread was made from wheat, oats, rye, and barley in the olden times. There were many mills in this country to be found long ago. The wheat was grind with a grinding stone. They were many cakes baked such as wheaten bread, oaten bread, and potato cakes. Pancakes wee made on Shrove Tuesday which was a custom of the old people and they are still made at present. Barn-bracks were made on Hallow-Eve. People made bread with water and milk. The ingredients for the potato cakes, are flour, potatoes, and a little teaspoon full of bread soda. Long ago brown cakes were made for weddings.
- Arthur Parker
- Tullamore, Co. Offaly