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The Cookery of England

The Cookery of England

By Elisabeth Ayrton

Published 1975

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Wafers are recorded in England as early as the twelfth century, and were made in special irons, as waffles are made today. They were always very light and crisp and preferably eaten hot. The following fifteenth-century recipe, called simply ‘Wafers’, is very good. Bake them in the oven.


  • 8 oz. (240 g.) flour
  • a pinch of salt
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Rub the butter into the flour and salt. Add the honey and cream, and work into the dry ingredients with a knife until the mixture holds together. Roll out to ½ inch (2 mm.) thick, and cut into small rounds