Home Front – Wartime Recipes (4)

Getting ready for Veterans Day next week, I am honored to share with you, Beautiful People, another installment of the wartime recipes, posted by a fabulous blogger GP Cox.

Pacific Paratrooper

Please thankCarolynon her website for putting these delicious meals on-line!       We often discuss the food our parents and grandparents dined on, despite rationing and wartime, they ate quite well – here are some of the recipes you might want to try out.

Carnation Milk ad, 1942

Recipe 101: Gingernuts

Recipe 102: Eggless christmas pudding

Recipe 103: Leftovers stew

Recipe 104: Vinaigrette dressing

Recipe 105: Apple pudding

Recipe 106: Irish omelette

Recipe 107: Potato cakes

Recipe 108: Glazed turnips (Canadian recipe)

Recipe 109: Carrot roll

Recipe 110: Wartime Bara Brith

Recipe 111: Bread and prune pudding

Recipe 112: Sausage stovies

Recipe 113: Malted loaf

Recipe 114: Toad in the Hole

Recipe 115: Summer berry jam

Recipe 116: Scones

Recipe 117: Mock cream 3

Recipe 118: Vegetable Pie

Recipe 119: 

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  1. A_Boleyn says:

    My parents were in Yugoslavia … no idea what their food situation was like there. Sadly, it’s too late to ask them. Interesting to see what people in the US/Canada/UK did.

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    1. Ah, dear friend, with all the deprivations in the US/Canada/UK, it wasn’t nearly as bad as in the war-ravaged Europe.
      There is a difference between rationing sugar or margarine and scratching raw potatoes out of frozen earth!

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  2. CarolCooks2 says:

    A nice share, Dolly rationing was hard for many..I found my mum’s raion card the other week it was a bit more than sugar and margarine but I take your point about frozen ground 🙂

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    1. I forgot to mention that those frozen potatoes were eaten raw on the spot, lest someone else would grab them out of one’s mouth.
      Afterwar rationing ion Moscow was 100 gr of black bread made out of whatever was scraped in the corners of warehouses per person a day. Let’s not even mention Leningrad during blockade, when streets were strewn with frozen corpses of those who died of starvation.

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      1. CarolCooks2 says:

        Isn’t war terrible? The horrors which people had to endure…and it still goes on..man never learnt from their fathers it seems as regards the horror of war and the human suffering …

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      2. I hear you… and I cry with you…

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  3. GP Cox says:

    Thank you for sharing this post. The old recipes have been making a comeback along with the renewed interest in their history and ancestry.

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    1. My pleasure, dear friend! I think they represent a great resource and a treasure.

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  4. spearfruit says:

    Thanks for all the cool recipes Dolly!

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  5. What a delicious blast from the past! 🌟✨💫

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    1. Isn’t it, dear Gail? The credit belongs with Caroline who publishes these in batches and to GP Cox who disseminates each installment.
      Thank you on their behalf!

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  6. purpleslob says:

    GlaZed beets?? Interesting!

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    1. Fascinating, isn’t it!

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      1. purpleslob says:

        Indeed! Oops, they were turnips.

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      2. Well, it would be good with beets too, but turnips definitely need some creative flavoring.

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  7. Potato cakes were a staple for us, even well after the war.

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    1. The recipe does sound simple, yet tasty.
      Thank you for stopping by, Derrick

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    1. I am glad to have brought out nice memories, Derrick

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  8. Thank you for mentioning, Dolly! Isnt it great? In my opinion, in the past they know the origins of the incredients much better. Best wishes, Michael

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    1. I agree with your opinion, Michael. Have a wonderful day!

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      1. :-)) You too Dolly! Congratulations! Heared you got a new citizen in FL. POTUS!! Lol Gosh, how interested the Germans in the life of DJT. 🙂

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      2. As the entire world should be, since a president of one of the world powers does make a difference for everyone.

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      3. So true, Dolly! In my opinion some of our officials have a lot of own (former states) money outside the EU. Now they are in fear, getting back nothing, because SEPA is an invention of the USA. Lol

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      4. I am not familiar with economic and financial geo-politics, but your opinion sounds logical, Michael.

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      5. Thank you, Dolly! I am also not very well informed, but i had a similar thing inside my own family.

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      6. I hope you were able to deal with it, Michael

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      7. Will try to do, Dolly! Best wishes, Michael

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  9. I was born the summer of 1942, not too long after Pearl Harbor. A lot of these recipes are familiar to me, especially since rationing continued for quite a while after the war. My first husband left me bankrupt when he shuffled off this mortal coil, and I used some of these same meals to feed my girls and myself, trying to make a dime go where a dollar was needed.

    I recently post on my blog (a little shameless advertising, here) about my memories of sugar rationing during the war.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and commenting, dear friend. Your memories are precious!


  10. It’s amazing how much the family loves the simple old meals the best.

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    1. You’re so right, dear Mimi!


  11. Excellent. The story and the food surely touches on the heart! ❤️💜 ❤️

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    1. Certainly does, and the credit belongs to dear Caroline and the inimitable GP Cox.


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