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Girdle



A Girdle is like a griddle, in that it's a flat cooking surface, but instead of being set on top of the heat source, it's hung over the heat source by a long, linked metal chain.

It is usually made of iron, and usually round.

It was used for "baking" items such as bannock. You cook the items on it, as you would a pancake.

It was used particularly in Scotland.

A maker of one was called either a "Girdilmaker", "Girdler" or "Girdlesmith."



Literature & Lore

"Wi’ butter’d bannocks now the girdle reeks..."


-- Robert Fergusson (1750-1774)

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Oulton, Randal. "Girdle." CooksInfo.com. Published 16 January 2006; revised 26 May 2007. Web. Accessed 12/15/2017. <http://www.cooksinfo.com/girdle>.

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