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1940s cake recipes

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TwinSetAndPearls Fri 08-Jul-05 11:42:08

need to cook some cakes for school fete but they are to be 1940s style. Is there anything else other than carrot cake? Any recipes? I don't even think I have a carrot cake recipe. Ta!

starlover Fri 08-Jul-05 11:42:44

victoria sponge?

stitch Fri 08-Jul-05 11:43:51

ask at the local library. or find some old people and ask them!

starlover Fri 08-Jul-05 11:44:57

oh sorry... just realised it's war years right?


starlover Fri 08-Jul-05 11:46:20

link here

has a honey cake

SaintGeorge Fri 08-Jul-05 11:47:06

Treacle Tart, rock cakes and carrot cake

cadbury Fri 08-Jul-05 11:49:08

I've got a Mrs Beeton from around then, I'll just go and pick up dd and then I'll look for you

starlover Fri 08-Jul-05 11:50:00

i found one for orange biscuits made with lard which apparently are disgusting!

gigglinggoblin Fri 08-Jul-05 12:04:32

ask at local library for a book called we'll eat again or other wartime recipe books by marguerite patten. my grandma has one and they have some lovely recipes - vinegar cake sound foul but is delish

Flamesparrow Fri 08-Jul-05 12:06:04

Lol @ Stitch... got visions of you shaking old ladies at bus stops yelling "Give me recipes!!!"

TwinSetAndPearls Fri 08-Jul-05 12:07:25

I think I have already offended lots of people whom I thought would be old enough to remember the war who actually aren't!

TwinSetAndPearls Fri 08-Jul-05 12:08:33

Thanks for the links will have a proper look when I get back from town looking in charity shops for 1940ish ideas for dd fancy dress.

WigWamBam Fri 08-Jul-05 12:09:47

I've got a copy of the Wartime Kitchen Garden book with some wartime recipes in, give me five minutes and I'll post some.

almostanangel Fri 08-Jul-05 12:20:37

do you want.........
eggless sponge
dripping cake
syrup loaf
vineger cake
ginger parkin
rock buns
fruity potato cakes
or chocolate cake?? all out of my we ll eat again book

almostanangel Fri 08-Jul-05 12:21:20

ooh gigglin !! i hadnt seen your post

WigWamBam Fri 08-Jul-05 12:23:33

Gooseberry Brown Betty

6oz dired wheatcrumbs (use breadcrumbs)
2ox margarine, melted
I jar gooseberries, drained (reserve the syrup)
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
sugar (if necessary)
10 fluid ounces hot water

Mix the breadcrumbs with the melted margarine and use to cover the bottom of a pie dish. Drain the goosberries and put a layer of fruit in the dish. Sprinkle with nutmeg and sugar.
Put another layer each of crumbs and gooseberries, sprinkle again with nutmeg and sugar. Cover with crumbs, pour over the hot water and syrup from the tin and bake for 40 minutes at 350F or GM6

Baked Sultana Cake
8 pieces of leftover cake
2oz sultanas
sugar to taste
1 egg, beaten
10 fl oz milk

Place a layer of cake in the pottom of a pie-dish greased with margarine, sprinkle with a few sultanas and a little sugar, repeat layers until ingredients are used up. Mix the beaten egg with the milk, and pour over. Bake for 50 minutes at 370F GM 5

Potato Pudding
8oz cooked, mashed potatoes
1oz fat
1 egg
2 dessertspoons honey
2 sticks rhubarb, diced

Mix all the ingredients together and mix well, adding the rhubarb last of all. Place in an ovenproof dish and bake in a moderate oven for 45 minutes.

Wartime Eggless Sponge

8oz self-raising flour
2 level teaspoons baking powder
3 rounded teaspoons custard powder
3 oz margarine
pinch salt
2 rounded tablespoons sugar
Milk to mix

Mix the flour, baking powder, custard powder and salt together. Rub in the fat, then stir in the sugar and add enough milk to mix. Spread into two sandwich tins and bake at 350F GM4 for 15 minutes.

TwinSetAndPearls Fri 08-Jul-05 17:33:54

fruity potato cakes and syrup cakes please almostananegl

almostanangel Sat 09-Jul-05 09:09:30

you all right waitng till this afternoon for the recipes? as got to go out?

TwinSetAndPearls Sat 09-Jul-05 15:05:27

yes dd has a show this evening so am busy sewing on sequins and flowers all afternoon. Baking tonight!

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