An old-fashioned oven

‘Leaded Range in Dales Cottage’ ( LAVC/PHO/P0361) By Werner Kissling

The Survey also records tasty tried and tested favourites.

Any keen bakers today may enjoy learning some bread-making tips from housekeeper Miss Dibnah (b.1890) who was interviewed in Welwick, Yorkshire in 1955. She explained the process of kneading a mixture of flour, yeast, sugar and warm water before covering with a clout (cloth) and standing it in front of the fire. Once risen the baking tins are placed in the yewn (oven) and checked every 20 minutes. 


You can hear the recording of Miss Dibnah describing her technique here

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‘Sound Recordings, North Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire’ ( LAVC/SRE/A723r) by Stanley Ellis and Peter Wright
A transcription for this audio can be found (here)