Crock or Flick Cakes

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Appears in
Cooking and Dining in Medieval England

By Peter Brears

Published 2008

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  • 8 oz/225 g wholemeal flour, with the coarse bran sifted out
  • 1 pinch


Grease the bottom of a cooking pot, and place it over a gentle heat to warm up.

Chop the fat into small pieces, ¼ inch or less, mix into the flour and salt, and then mix in just enough milk to produce a stiff dough, and form into an 8-inch diameter round cake, floured top and bottom.

Place in the bottom of the cooking pot, cover, and bake each side for 10 minutes then remove and