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Wastel Bread

The most sought-after an prestigious type of bread available during the Middle Ages.

It was made with white flour that had been sieved two or three times through fine cloth.

The name was probably derived from the Norman French word gastel, meaning "cake".

Bread of this type was sometimes marked with the figure of Christ (for religious purposes) - it was then known as "pandemain" (probably originally from (panis domini).

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