Medieval Cookery Workshop

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Date(s) - 18/05/2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bridlington Priory Rooms


The monastic Priory must have been a hive of craft activity in stone, wood, glass and much more. To commemorate this, Priory 900 organized a series of workshops on alternate Saturdays throughout the season. Each workshop offered a small group the chance to work with an expert to practise some of the skills involved.

Workshop Tutor: Sue Reeves

Sue Reeves is a retired teacher with a keen interest in history. She has made an extensive study of medieval cooking and used her experience to explain cooking techniques used in the Middle Ages, as well as some of the constraints. Sue also provided her workshop students with a take-away historical information pack.

Aims of the Workshop
Participants produced a tart associated with Chaucer’s ‘Canterbury Tales’ from Sue Reeves’ medieval recipe book, ‘Manna from Heaven’, and learnt about the historical background to the recipe.

Participants were asked to bring the following utensils and ingredients to the workshop (three other expensive medieval ingredients were provided):

  • 11” tart tin, 2 mixing bowls, small lidded container, spoon, spatula, sharp fruit knife, fine & medium hand grater, rolling pin, foil, baking paper, apron;
  • 4 oz wholemeal plain flour and 4 oz plain flour;
  • 8 oz butter/margarine;
  • 1 oz demerara sugar;
  • 6 eggs;
  • 2 large apples (Bramley/Granny Smith);
  • 2 red dessert apples.

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