MEDIEVAL SHORT CRUST PASTRY - There has been a lot of argument about whether medieval pastry was made as a container for the food, rather than to something to be eaten. References in some books to making the pastry tender, and the occasional use of leavening agents, suggest that it was meant to be edible, at least on some occasions. (cookit.e2bn.org)
Unleavened bread is a special type of breads prepared basically without any leavening agents to commemorate the feast of Passover. Find out how to make for yourself, family and friends some special unleavened bread.
Irish soda bread is a quick bread. Instead of yeast, the bread uses baking soda as a leavening agent, which means that mixing it up is no-fuss and all the rising takes place in the oven. This process yields a hearty loaf with a fine crumb that is perfect for sopping up the juices from a roast or stew. (It also makes wonderful toast, French toast and is great for a hot sandwich once toasted.)