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Debris Pudding

Debris Pudding

This inventive dish is the perfect solution to left-over meat and would have proved economical during the First World War. According to the original recipe, the end result tastes like sausagemeat and although we’re not altogether convinced, at the time it evidently proved to be both tasty and popular with the whole family. Ingredients: 1.5-2lb […]

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Just for fun…

Lemonade

The following recipes and household tip are taken from The ‘Allied Forces’ Cookery Book in aid of the Red Cross Fund – Ceylon, November 1917 and, although we have not tested them ourselves, we thought we would share them with you… Lemonade 3 large lemons 250g sugar 1 litre boiling water Peel the lemons very […]

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War Cake

War Cake

This is a traditionally made boiled fruit cake, except that it contains no eggs. Sugar was rationed in January 1918, which would have made this recipe more difficult to produce. It has a very moist texture, full of rich, plump fruit making it a perfect un-iced Christmas cake. Ingredients: 300g dark brown sugar 480ml water […]

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