1) The finest bread.
According to Peter Brears pure wheat flour was sifted through a thin cloth and made into short rounded rolls: 1528 Item, 6 doz. manchetts, 6s, Chevet
1629 30 cast of manchett of 2 pecks of flowre, Thornhill
1683 For a Manshit 9d, a Browne Loafe 6d & a white Loafe 2d, York.