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Name: Girl You Dont Know 17th October 2009
this is cool
Name: Atlanta 23rd November 2010
This is great because you can show the class all this imfomation.
Name: Shannon Williams 12th March 2011
it does not tell you the g or kg This Bread recipe accompanies the Tudor video, where no measuring was done as all Tudor cooking was by eye. These period recipes use historical methods and only measurements where an original recipe records them. The Farmhouse Bread recipe on the site has both modern measurements and method. Do try this one if you are looking for a good basic bread recipe. The Cookit Team
Name: Sue Thomson 18th October 2011
I loved this video showing how bread used to be made - what a lot of work!

In the recipe, it calls for "ale balm" and I am wondering if it was meant to be "ale barm" from the sediment from the secondary ferment as a leavening agent?

This whole Cook It website is fabulous and I especially enjoyed the cooking through the ages. Thank you so much! Yes that is exactly what we meant, typo has been amended. Thank you for pointing this out. The Cookit Team.
Name: Mdu 20th February 2012
Catherine you look great!!! You have lost some weight since we last visited you, Lee and your B&B in Shelbyville. Love and God bless. Jerry and Barbara Cooper
Name: Crazy Kid 99 14th October 2012
this bread is amazingly brilliant
Name: Katy Lambert 11th January 2013
what would you recommend using for the ale and where do I get ale balm from
Thanks This is one of our historical recipes and so ingredients which were readily available then, no longer are. Ale balm is the yeasty sludge you get at the bottom of home made beer, unless you make beer or know someone who does, it can't be got. As an alternative use yeast but make up your yeast solution with hand warm beer and a little sugar and use this. We hope this helps. The Cookit Team.
Name: Lola 22nd October 2013
such fun to make!
Name: Thea Pengelly 15th April 2015
Thanks so much for the useful video! I'm currently doing a project at school and I have to describe how to make bread. I was so stuck but this video helped so much, thank you.
Name: Gab 15th May 2016
Have you any historic records that they used ale as a raising agent? I'm sure they used simply leaven made from water and flour. As today for sourdough bread.
Name: Esther 15th June 2016
Gab...yes it was nothing out of the normal to use ale barm in bread making. There is nothing wrong with it at all. The historical evidence is plentiful and not hard to find.
Name: Sazzy 28th August 2016
it was really easy to make the bread but it didn't taste as good as normal bread
Name: Coolkid 28th August 2016
Name: Mystic 7th November 2018
this is amazing
Name: Sarnya 9th March 2019
what is ale barm and where can I get it? Is it like yeast?

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