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    Hello everyone sorry if there an existing or similar thread.

    I find wartime recipes very very interesting and just wondering if anyone has any to share?

    Today I tried rabbit stew WW2 style still unsure whether I loved it or hated it (first time on rabbit).



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    I have googled a few just wondering if anyone has any that they have tried or have been past down to them


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    I was gonna say Corned Beef Hash but it's not on this list so maybe wasn't a WW2 recipe.

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    No idea if it's a wartime meal but my great gran used to make it- and that's corned beef bake. Love it and the only way I like corned beef 🍝


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    Not sure if this is true but I'll throw it out there:

    People during the war used to cut a hole out of a slice of bread with a cake cutter.

    They used the hollow for dinner by putting a egg in the cavity and fry it for dinner.

    The circle they made sandwiches for the lunch box.

    I have made this with the kids and they loved it but I know eggs where in short supply during the war so not sure if it is true but the kids loved it anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu8706 View Post
    Not sure if this is true but I'll throw it out there:

    People during the war used to cut a hole out of a slice of bread with a cake cutter.

    They used the hollow for dinner by putting a egg in the cavity and fry it for dinner.

    The circle they made sandwiches for the lunch box.

    I have made this with the kids and they loved it but I know eggs where in short supply during the war so not sure if it is true but the kids loved it anyway.

    Stu




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    I remember this being in a children's cook book I had as a nipper. Was called something like sunny toast. Forgotten about it but bet my daughter would love it


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    There are lots of books about Rationing during the war with recipes. Try Marguerite Patten.
    I find them fascinating too and have tried to live on "rations" just to see how difficult it was. I love the ingenuity - using carrots as a sweetener instead of sugar, making mock goose out of parsnips (I think).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu8706 View Post
    Not sure if this is true but I'll throw it out there:

    People during the war used to cut a hole out of a slice of bread with a cake cutter.

    They used the hollow for dinner by putting a egg in the cavity and fry it for dinner.

    The circle they made sandwiches for the lunch box.

    I have made this with the kids and they loved it but I know eggs where in short supply during the war so not sure if it is true but the kids loved it anyway.

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    Not sure if that's true as a lot of things I've read indicates that the average family took only 1 egg a week unless they were committing fraud by using a deceased persons ration book!

    Interesting though I might try it over half term with the kids


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