The New Bakers Dozen
Baker's Dozen

The The Bakers Dozen: Baker's Dozen
By disyl on Tuesday, August 08, 2000 - 06:35 pm: Edit

I have heard the term before but am not sure what it refers to. What does "the baker's dozen" mean.

By mikebel on Wednesday, August 09, 2000 - 04:16 am: Edit

by what ii have heard "cant actually remember who told me" but here it goes in olden times in england when bread was like a real staple of a poor persons diet, there was some sort of policing going on the weight of bread being sold,evidently if a baker was found to be under weighing the customer bread he would given a huge fine so to avoid this when you asked for a dozen rolls e.g 12 the baker would give a bakers dozen e.g 13 to make sure the weight would be over and therefore protect himself from prosecution. Any way that is what i heard and it makes sense to me i guess : ) Cheers Mike

By vbean on Wednesday, September 27, 2000 - 05:21 am: Edit

Well, most bread in France is still sold by weight. A baguette is 250 grams by law.

By joyce small on Saturday, April 28, 2001 - 10:46 pm: Edit

I would dearly love to have the recipe for the
round flat mints (lemon) that Rich's used to sell
in their bakery department.

By Joyce Small on Tuesday, May 15, 2001 - 10:44 pm: Edit

Still hoping for the recipe for Rich's
(Department Store Bakery's) lemon party mints.
They were available in pink, green, white,
and yellow, and flat in shape. Naturally, the
yellow ones were the lemon ones.

By W.DeBord on Wednesday, May 16, 2001 - 07:52 am: Edit

I'm not familar with Rich's mints so I can't help you. But there are several types of mints that you could make at home. Have you made any attempts?

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