Bread and dripping

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Re: Bread and dripping

Post by midget » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:38 pm

I can't remember,but whatever it was I wanted one! A friend, equally small, suggested we try to get dresses that were as tight as possible, in the hope that the staff would suggest we had senior ones.
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Re: Bread and dripping

Post by Angela Woodford » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:50 am

Breakfast!

I remember being on Breakfast Hallwork. The senior BH Girl would have cut up the fresh white bloomer loaves in the proscribed way - I have never forgotten the bread slicing method - but was bread put down the tables on plates? Or baskets? Or just plonked on the tablecloth?

This has sprung into my mind because I suddenly had a yearning for a slice of that marvellously squidgy fresh white bread with a pat of marge and the School marmalade, which I found delicious. Some spread marmalade on their fried bread, I know, but I loved the white bread in the morning. Er... several slices. :oops: :oops: :oops:

Do I remember calling down the table "Bread please!"?
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Re: Bread and dripping

Post by fra828 » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:21 pm

Wasn't the bread just cut and left on the board and we helped ourselves? Yes, the fresh bread was delicious but My memories however are of stale bread on some days, rumour had it that vinegar was somehow used ..yuk! to make it seem fresher.

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Re: Bread and dripping

Post by Jenny_Pardington » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:11 pm

Oooh yes! Definitely the best dripping on the best bread ever. I ate as many rounds of it as I could. Why didn't we put on weight?

I had to help out in the kitchen for one Sunday roast dinner (head cook was off sick and a couple of us were drafted in). It was most enlightening - and I can guarantee everything was cooked from scratch.

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Re: Bread and dripping

Post by Angela Woodford » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:26 pm

Jenny_Pardington wrote:Oooh yes! Definitely the best dripping on the best bread ever. I ate as many rounds of it as I could. Why didn't we put on weight?
Alas, Jenny. I was the school fatty. I certainly did put on a lot of weight at school. I was plain, and bulged, with a giant bust. I loved that bread - and comfort-ate until I looked truly dreadful. I've just spoken to a dear Hertford friend on the phone this morning. "Only the most beloved friends still call me "Munch" I said. There was a lot of laughing.

Were you slender at school, Jenny? Some girls seemed to eat plenty and stayed in good shape. It wasn't until I read Susie Orbach's "Fat is a Feminist Issue" that I realised why I was so huge during those Hertford years. :oops:
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Re: Bread and dripping

Post by Kim2s70-77 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:10 am

Angela - I was slim as a whip until about the age of 15. Masses of emotional turmoil at home and at school - and the white bread was a culprit in subsequent porkdom!! I read Susie Orbach's book when I was about 21 and it made a tremendous difference for me. Never went on a diet of any description after that - and weighed the same for the next 25 years. The only fluctuations came about after having twins in my 40s. I am pretty active - and still weigh what I weighed in my early 20s, but still know that for me - carbs are the enemy!! Paleo eating is the way to go!!

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