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)
Tips for Baking with Flour, Yeast and Leavening Agents & Some Popular Dough Recipes
Flour is a staple ingredient for many. Wheat is the main ingredient for baking flours (it can also be milled from corn, rice and legumes). There are several flour varieties, ranging in composition and texture.
Things I love — Italian Goodness: Ingredients • Plain Flour...