War time recipes

Katiehound
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edited 6 December 2022 at 4:04PM in Old style MoneySaving
Came across these today, because there was rationing the recipes are very frugal

Might be worth a look at even a try out

https://www.lavenderandlovage.com/2014/11/on-the-home-front-original-wartime-recipes-from-the-great-war-1914-to-1918.html

and there are more here:
https://www.lavenderandlovage.com/?s=Wartime+Recipes
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  • YorksLass
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    Interesting, Katiehound.  Some of these aren't too different from what we eat now!

    I have an old, dog eared and battered recipe book that belonged to my GM that I still use from time to time, with some small adjustments to suit today's tastes.  From the font and product advertisements I think it dates to around the 1930s with all the recipes having been submitted by housewives from the Bradford and other surrounding areas in Yorkshire.  The front and back covers, along with a few of the pages, are missing but it still makes for interesting reading.  Some of the recipes have very fanciful names that belie what they really are!
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  • herebeme said:
    The authors point about portion sizes is spot on. I have a set of crockery from about 1900s. The main plate from then is about the size of a side plate these days. A modern cereal bowl for one person holds about the same volume as one of the 1900 serving dishes designed for a family! Eating from an old set like this is a good way to be frugal imo. 
    Seriously? I was under the impression that people would eat a bigger volume that we do now, but being active and a lack of snacking meant they kept in reason shape.
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    So much to read, so little time.
  • Katiehound
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    I have only had a skim read but these caught my eye:
    Ration scones (dates not sugar)
    sausage cakes
    'Nice supper dish!': baked ham & cheese patties
    savoury spread: cheese& lentils
    Ginger puddings

    Although some of the cooking times are long- perhaps in slow cooker?

    I note the way of extending jam for the jam tart- Boil it with water & custard powder!

    I also saw the portion size comments. Much smaller.....
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    Stash busting: in 2023. 120 doggy duvets, 24 shopping bags, 43 dog coats, 2 scrunchies, 10 mittens, 6 bootees, 8 glass cases, 2 A6 notebooks, 59 cards, 6 lavender bags,36 crochet angels,9 woven bones, 1 crochet knee blanket, 1 lined bag,3 owls, 88 pyramid pouches = total 420...£119.50 spent- £114.50 earned= total spend £5. Total earned for 'Dogs for Good' £546.82

    2024:23 Doggy duvets, 15 pyramid pouches, 6 hot water bottle covers, 4 knitted beanies, 1 crochet angel= 42 £61 spent!!! already
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