|Barley Bread An old Manx
The traditional way of making
barley bread was to mix the finely ground meal with water into a dough which
was kneaded into thin, round cakes. The cakes which were clapped flat between
the hands, were known as "berreens".
Barley flour is particularly tasty if pan-roasted before making it
into a dough. This gives the bread a moist, cake-like
Pott mie dy vainney
Lesh crie braew dy veinn er,
Lesh berreen dy arran oarn
cheeid dity vass dy ceym er.
A good pot of
With a brave shake of meat on
And a cake of barley bread
butter on it as thick as your hand.