Great served with berries & honey or bacon
These crispy treats are delicious served while still warm, drizzled with a little honey.
Similar to a posset these may have been drunk rather than eaten. Though I have included some modern options for in the Kitchen as well.
The Anglo Saxons were big fans of egg custard. Whether baked into a pastry is unknown, although pastry was known to some cultures as far back as the 5th century. As ovens were rare and expensive, these would probably be reserved for only the wealthiest in society.
Hazel comes from the Old English ‘haesel’, meaning ‘hat’. Sweet foods would have been rare and expensive commodity, with the only real sweetener being honey, saved for only the wealthy or those stupid enough to raid wild bee hives.
Here’s my take on the Anglo Saxon ‘hall stones’. What is thought to be a kind of short bread
Whether for an offering to the gods during solmonad (cake month) or just to keep the kids quiet for 5 minutes, everybody loves pancakes!
For the real Anglo Saxon experience try eating them with nettles and honey!