School: Currakyle, Feakle

Corrakyle, Co. Clare
Bean Uí Innseadúin
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0592, Page 339

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0592, Page 339

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    A Potato Cake.
    The country people make potato cakes in this way;
    When potatoes are left over after the dinner they are peeled and mashed.The mashed potatoes are mixed with salt ,soda ,a small grain of flour, and a drop of milk to bind them together .It was kneaded and spread out thinly on the "lossad",it was then cut into four parts and put to bake on a "griddle"before a good turf fire.
    It was well battered and eaten hot for the evening tea.
    Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.
  2. A Griddle Cake.
    Griddle cakes are still made in this part of the country and there is a griddle in almost every house.the griddle was placed on a brand with coals under it in front of an open turf fire,to heat while the cake was been made .
    The cake was made in the ordinary way and was spread out thinly in the "lassad".it was then put on the hot griddle and
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