Old Fashioned Dough Box & Communal Bead Ovens
Hi fellow bakers!
Hope you had a Merry Christmas!
I came across this cool UK site Home Things Past that talks about how things were made back before I was born.
One of the more interesting things has been a dough box or kneading trough. This was used to get the first rise out of your dough, and works like a proof box.
They run a sister site called Old & Interesting that talks about community bake houses. I'm using it as a reference to the nursery rhyme "patty cake patty cake baker's man" where the folks in the rhyme would initial their bread so they could claim it later after it was baked. This is for a book I'm writing about leavening.
I found both articles to be interesting and thought I'd share.
Best wishes for a happy 2018.