According to tradition, a species of dreaming bread prepared by unmarried women. When baked it is cut into 2 divisions. A part is eaten and the remainder placed under the pillow. When the clock strikes twelve the votary must go to bed backwards and keep perfect silence. Should a word be uttered a charm is broken. Those who are to be married fancy they see visions of their future partners; those who are to live and die old maids see nothing.
From The Baker’s ABC by John Kirkland, formerly Head Teacher of National School of Baking, published 1927 by Gresham