Medieval Bakery

A medieval bakery is an establishment that produces and sells flour-based food baked in an oven such as bread, cookies, cakes, pastries, and pies in middle Ages. Build the MOC Medieval Bakery, you can add another useful building to your medieval village and feed the hungry mouths of the townspeople!

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Bread has been a staple of the human diet since the first cultivation of grains, and the Middle Ages were no different. Bakers in the Middle Ages had to manage a unique and specific set of obligations and situations while providing food for their families, remaining in good favor with the monarchy, and maintaining their standing within their Bakers’ Guilds. Bakers were often times millers as well, taking on the work of milling the grains in order to prepare flour for baking.

In Medieval Europe, bakers were often part of the guild system; master bakers instructed apprentices and were assisted by journeymen. Bakers baked bread for everyone in the feudal system. The only exception was the King, who had his own personal baker. Some bakers were also millers, they made and sold their products. Millers were people who made flour out of grain. Ovens were not a standard fixture in any household, so bread-baking never really entered the home in the medieval period. It was a niche, commercial activity. For example, you had bread-bakers in London. Rich people ate fine, floured wheat bread. But if you were poor you cut your teeth on rye and black bread, says Walter. Only the very wealthy ate the cakes we tend to think of today. But they were much heavier – 10 to 20lbs