Feast of Fam­ily Favourites . . . . . . .

Evergreen - - Contents Summer 2015 -

This year marks the 70th an­niver­sary of the end of the Sec­ond World War, so it’s fit­ting that we should take a look at a cook­book from those times. It was sent in to us by David Faut­ley, from Brom­ley, in Kent, and is a won­der­ful col­lec­tion of his mother’s wartime recipes.

David, who was born in 1935, tells us that dishes such as Quick Le­mon Cake ( see op­po­site), Ap­ple Jelly and Hot Savoury Toast were among his child­hood favourites. We have found many oth­ers too, which give a real taste of cook­ing “on the ra­tion” in­clud­ing the Not So Util­ity Fish Dish, Mock Cream, Egg­less Christ­mas Pud­ding, and Wartime Maids of Hon­our.

Glanc­ing through these care­fully typed pages gives us a fas­ci­nat­ing glimpse of the wartime kitchen and re­minds us just how in­ven­tive and eco­nom­i­cal cooks had to be. Here’s one of David’s

favourite recipes.

Do you re­mem­ber other wartime dishes of Woolton Pie, Homity Pie, Port­man Pud­ding and Rasp­berry Snow? Were they de­li­cious or dis­gust­ing, tasty or ter­ri­ble? Let us know your best and worst mem­o­ries of the wartime menu. Send them to the ad­dress op­po­site.

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