Bread in Common

Stoke-on-Trent's real bread bakery

Interview with: Jenny (in passing at Newcastle Museum)

Chris Twigg

Date: 27/05/14

Location: Newcastle-Under-Lyme

Interviewer: Hilary Hughes

Permission given to use interview for website, exhibition and Staffordshire archive: YES

Question asked “What do you remember about bread or bread baking”.

I make my own bread, brown mostly, by hand, not a breadmaker. I learned at school in the 70's, they don't teach them anything now, no cookery. I taught all mine to cook from scrtach, no prepared foods. I get my yeast from Tescos, some places won't give it to you because it's a live organism. If you get to know the bakers they will give you some more, they'll only give you a little bit at first. I always have yeast in so I can bake when I want to. I remember the bread strikes in the 70's. Mine don't like the crust, so they'll pull the inside out of it, it's warm, they'll eat it and leave the crust behind. That's what they do, when it's warm. You are not supposed to eat warm bread are you?

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