Catalogue of Brand Material.
Currant loaves, called co-
quilles - - - -
Care-cake - - - - Sodden bannock - - - Sweetball, shared between
sweethearts (hence day
called Join-night) A cock and bacon, or a fat
hen - - - -
Stewed peas and bacon Pancakes ^ -
N. Riding (Whitby).
North Country. South Staffs. Universallv.
Ceremonies connected with special Viands.
If you do not eat enough poultry at supper, " Hob- thrust " will cram you with chaff - - -
Eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday and grey peas on Ash Wednesday, and you will have money all the year . - - -
Unlucky not to have pancakes East Anglia.
Who eats a pancake must first fry it - - -
Cottagers and others allowed to enter houses to fry pan- cakes . - - -
One who tossed her pancake successfully would be married that year, and vice versa
A maid who failed would be carried out of doors, or her face would be blacked while eating, etc.
Newcastle - on - Tyne, Notts (Aspley, 1767).
W^est Riding Bowland).
He or she would be tossed on to the dunghill
One who could not turn a pancake was not eligible for marriage - - -
1 In many old-fashioned Staffordshire families, nothin <lay meal.
else is eaten at the mid-