Feast of Family Favourites . . . . . . .
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
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.