• Tudor England
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By Crusader1307

Manchet was a form of Bread, popular among Nobility during The Tudor Era. Unlike ''Common Bread'', which was made from coarse grains – Manchet was derived from Wheaten Yeast and was of a ''finer, softer'' composition. It was also notable for the inclusion of Milk, Eggs and Butter. Manchet was extremely popular in The Court of England's Elizabeth I. Possibly derived from French sources, the first such recipe was recorded in 1588 and was eaten with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. A variation on Manchet included an interior of jam or jelly. Manchet Bread was typically baked in small curcular loaves, easily held in the palm of the hand.