It was baked in front of the fire on the hearth standing on a grid iron. It used to be baked very hard.DrinksButtermilk - Water - new milk"Sowens" - Oaten meal soaked in water, etc - when milk was scarce. Scaulteen - Butter, sugar & whiskey heated on fire to melt. Taken while warm to cure cold. Mulled Porter.
Porter - sugar added - boiled - taken for cold.