Thursday, December 27, 2012
Medieval Christmas - Part 3
And a saucy Christmas to you!
Check out this baking pan from the 15th-century! Very few 15th-century molds made for baking have been preserved. The small shape suggests a specialty product, very likely an inexpensive spiced bread, such as gingerbread. Since the baked goods depicted a couple about to have sex, they were probably intended for the revels associated with peasant weddings or for sale at village fairs.
How fun is this! Did your gingerbread cookie making just get turned up a notch??