In a large bowl mix the potatoes with all the dry ingredients and lastly stir in the milk.
‘Tea is frequently an abundant and delightful meal owing to the varieties of bread which are put on the table. Barm brack is an Irish word meaning “speckled cake” and besides barm bracks you will often have on the table scones and farls of wheaten, soda and Indian meal bread, oat cakes, slim cakes, seed cakes, loaves, potato bread, or fadge, and various other sorts of bread. You may not have all these on the table at once, but you will have a good number of them if you are invited to share the hospitality of a prosperous farmhouse.’
Home Life in Irelandby Robert Lynd, 1909.
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