September 27, 2008 12:16pm CST
just remembered this from a book I read ages and ages ago, to do with cooking in the past.... I think it is sweet. People used to make there pies at home and then take them to the bakers to be baked, they also used to mark them so they knew which pie was there when they went back to collect them later. I think you had to have them at the bakers at a certain time, (prob after he had finished baking all the bread) and collect them by a certain time. I remeber reading in a novel that if you were late you got the last pie that was left... so you more than likely got someone's pie who wasn't very good at baking and they would walk off with your lovely pie!! Have any of you read about this in novels, or even remeber past memnbers of your family teling you stories about this?? (I'm dreading with what you come back with Humbug!! (only joking) as I keep finding these things from the past..... I'm not that old and I'm not on my second life!! Well not as far as I know!!LOL) Just know lots of things from reading a lot..in the past!!
28 Sep 08
I never knew about this, it's really sweet though!! I can't imagine having to go down the road and hand my pie in at the bakers!! I wouldn't want to be late picking it up as you'd never know what you were getting when you got the last pie left, it might have been something awful!! It's nice to find things like this out about the past! xxx
28 Sep 08
Hi Anne18 Yea of little faith!! What springs to mind with this discussion is the nursery ryhme 'Pat a cake, Pat a cake' which I think tells everybody what things used to be like when it came to baking in years gone by. For the non British people on this site the nursery ryhme goes like this:- Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, baker's man. Bake me a cake as fast as you can. Pat it and roll it and mark it with "B" And put it in the oven for Baby and me. I don't know about you but that certainly isn't how I make my cakes!!
28 Sep 08
I have not heard of this but I find it interesting, and I'm sure it's true because poor people would not have ovens, just open fires or a small stove. I can just imagine the family getting that last pie and their disappointment when they cut it open. Meanwhile the family of the bad cook would be enjoying a delicious well made pie! I think it is important to know details of how people lived in the past. So much has been written about the lives of kings and princes, rich ladies and gentlemen, much less is known about how the majority of people lived in the past. I like reading books which give me insight into those forgotten ways of life.