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Pandemain

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(also paindemeine, payndmayn, paynedemayne, peyndemayne, payndemayn, paindemain, pandemain, payman, paymen, paynemayn, paynmain, paynman, paynmayn, paynmayne, paynemayne. OED) )

Old term for very fine white bread. Chaucer's 'Canterbury Tales' of c1390 has; "White was his face as payndemayn."

Austin's 'Two 15th Century Cookbooks' (Austin 1440) has a very early reference to toast; "take Paynemayn, an kytte it an toste it".

For other traditional bread types, see:
Cheat
Jannock Bread
Manchets
Pandemain
Wastel Bread
Whigs




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