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  • wollyanna
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    We had a lot of dried egg during the war so that didn't lend itself to doing the hole in the bread trick.

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  • snakeshack
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    I used to cook eggs in the hole made in the middle of a slice of bread on camp for breakfast, the trick was judging hole size as this depended on egg size and slice thickness.we knew them as "one eyed Egyptians"no idea why


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  • KittyColdNose
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    I make the egg/bread recipe. It's also known as Mexican hats.

    Valentine Warner did a section on wartime recipes on one of his shows. You may be able to watch it online.

    Edit: It was called Ration Book Britain.
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  • Dorothy rouse
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    The Government produced 'recipe books', helping people to feed their families with the tight food restrictions, am sure you'll me able to find 'online', and as VC says lots of carrots and parsnip used in ingenious ways. There may even be a book produced in connection with the Wartime Farm , serious.?

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  • arpoet
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    I seem to remember my mum telling me about the bread and egg, but think it was reconstituted powdered egg they used.

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  • darcyvuqua
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    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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  • veggiechicken
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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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  • Mumbles
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    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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  • Stu8706
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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.

    Stu




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  • Mumbles
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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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  • Bigmallly
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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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  • darcyvuqua
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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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  • darcyvuqua
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    War time recipes?

    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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