Friday Fun: If the Bread Don’t Rise…

For the peasants of the Middle Ages, it was not common practice to use a leavening agent such as yeast in bread. Although they may have been missing out on the heavenly fluffiness of leavened bread, their flat loaves served a purpose; called “trenchers.” These thin, hard pieces of bread were used as plates on which food was served. The bread therefore absorbed the food’s liquid and became easier to chew and digest!