Home Front – Wartime Recipes (4)

Please thank Carolyn on 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: Air-raid apple chutney

Recipe 120: Lentil curry

Recipe 121: Haricot bean croquettes

Recipe 122: Leek and Lentil Pie

Recipe 123: Coconut Cream

Recipe 124: Colcannon

Recipe 125: Carrot and Sultana Pudding

Recipe 126: Lemon Syrup Sauce

Recipe 127: Bean and Vegetable Sheperd’s Pie

Recipe 128: Chocolate Layer Cake

Recipe 129: Small Cottage Tea Loaves

Recipe 130: Vinegar Cake

From: The 1940’s Experiment 

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Military Humor –

 

WHO IS THE RHODES SCHOLAR HERE?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Farewell Salutes – 

Leonard Cabral – Westport, CT; US Army, Vietnam, 11th Airborne Division

David Garner – Darlington, SC; US Navy, Lt. (Ret. 24 y.)

Cemetery at Lae, New Guinea, 1945

Eugene E. Lochowicz – Milwaukee, WI; US Army, WWII, ETO, Pfc, A/28/8th Infantry Division, KIA (GER.)

John Moon (103) – Macomb, IL; USMC, WWII, PTO, 5th Marines

Ramon Moreno – El Paso, TX; US Navy, WWII & Korea

Marjorie Farber Ross – Michigan City, IN; Civilian, Curtis Wright Aircraft, engineer apprentice

Eric Taylor – Te Puke, NZ; RNZEF # 63229, WWII, PTO

Walter W. Tobin Jr. – Glen Lake, MI; US Army, Korea, Sgt., 1/32/7/31st RCT, KIA (Chosin Reservoir)

George Wagner – Chicago, IL; USMC, WWII, PTO

Tom Zauche – Grand Arbor, MI; US Army Air Corps, WWII, ETO

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About GP Cox

Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GPCox is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on November 4, 2019, in Home Front, WWII and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 154 Comments.

  1. Such a treasure. Thanks for sharing. 🙏🏻

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  2. GP, Thanks so much! What a find you have shared with us. My Uncle and I tried to eat according to the rationing schedule here in the U.S. while we prepared our WWII series of postings. I drank chicorty “coffee” and used mashed bananas in my muffins instead of eggs. Granted some of the substitutions were based on modern vegan/vegetarian cooking but I have to tell you it was very difficult to stick with. Our parents and grandparents HAD to comply with rationing and as it helped the war effort being selfish and complaining was a non-starter. Still, my Mom admitted that her fondness for a buttered roll and hot coffee on Sunday mornings was the result of not having it to enjoy when she was growing up. My Granddad used to give her a glass of milk with just a little coffee and part of his buttered roll when she was little during the Depression.

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  3. These recipes are very interesting. A great share.

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  4. Some of this have got to be worth a try.

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  5. My grandmother and great grandmother made many of these recipes when I was a kid

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  6. Definitely a gift share and really impacts the heart of the season!👍👍💕❤️

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  7. I was now taking a look at the humour pictures, the military guy….good old times it also reminds me why I have a pretty cool back pain now.
    And Bush, like the man but Jesus…. the military guy is pointing to the other direction from where the ex president is looking with the cool binoculars, I prefer for Bush to send me to the ¨danger¨zone than to be my buddy in bad situations, I would be shooting at my own, both pictures had me smiling.

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    • The question in that picture, is – “Who is the Rhodes scholar?” Actually, Clinton on the left was a Rhodes scholar, but he is also the one who did NOT take the lens caps off the binoculars. 🙂
      Been reading your book, Priest.

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      • I should buy some binoculars myself….
        Hey! You read the book? Since it´s all under Prior´s account I have no idea if they buy it who buys it or anything. But I have complete faith in her, that she manages those things, we´ve been emailing about more details.
        No kidding, this is exciting. My first reader, appreciate it GP and hope you enjoy it.

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        • I am the farthest thing from a poet that there can be, but I was going to attempt a review on my post tomorrow after the U.S. Marine Corps Birthday in a ‘Current News’ section. Do you approve?
          You were in the Spanish Legion, isn’t that right?

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  8. Reblogged this on quirkywritingcorner and commented:
    I printed out a couple recipes to try from one of the earlier lists and still have not made them. I need to get busy! I hope you find some you want to try.

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  9. We’ll try several of the recipes, GP Cox, starting right at the top with our all-time favourite, the ginger nuts. 🙂 Cooking was not easy in those times, but it created some lovely dishes.
    Sending you lots of love and fairy dust from the windy and wet Norfolk coast,
    The Fab Four of Cley x

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  10. Yum! Cooking must have been very challenging.

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  11. These look great, and so many suitable for vegetarians too – I am planning to try potato cakes later.

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  12. Our wartime biscuits are known as Anzac Biscuits, mainly because of the strength and longevity when sending overseas, could break your teeth even after a few months soaking in Coffee or hot water……https://www.taste.com.au/recipes/anzac-biscuits/cc4e2031-8b63-48e7-8eff-b2637f472180

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  13. More yummy goodness! Thanks, GP! ❤ 🙂

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  14. So you’re a bread pudding fan, eh? A café in Galveston has bread pudding French toast on their menu, and believe me — “died and gone to heaven” applies. I loved the recipe list. Now I know what “toad in the hole” is!

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  15. GP, I’m not a cook, but these recipes are pretty incredible. Thanks for offering them to your followers. 📚🎶 Christine

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  16. I remember having Vinegar cake when I was a kid. Very nice. Never seen it since.

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  17. Reblogged this on koolkosherkitchen and commented:
    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.

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  18. I am sorry I’ve missed so many of your wonderful posts, GP, but isn’t it lucky that I am starting my catching-up with this great post! I am reblogging it, of course.

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  19. Oooh. Thanks for sharing the recipes, GP. Lots of different things in that list to try. 🙂

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  20. Looks great. But it should not be forgotten that there was not always what had been announced.
    I will give Roberta (robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com) a tip for this posting. She has written a book about her own experiences during WWII. Highly recommended!
    You won’t believe it, but a few years ago I really had to help a youngster in such things. He had offered a found “Reichsfleischkarte” (card for the receipt of a meat ration) for sale on the Internet. But the Nazis had the Swastika up there everywhere, and so he should be prosecuted for the German bans. He was really not a neo-Nazi, but just not informed. Thank you and best wishes, Michael

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  21. Excellent GP. Thank you.

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  22. Maybe malted meatloaf was the forerunner to the Impossible Burger.

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  23. Perfect post as we enter comfort food season! This is great.

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  24. Don’t forget mock apple pie made with ritz crackers!

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  25. That Irish omelette sure looks good.

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  26. Reblogged this on John's Notes and commented:
    I am glad to see GP Cox publish another list of recipes from WWII.

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  27. These are amazing recipes, and do remind me of dishes my mom prepared, probably beginning with her marriage to my dad, a few weeks after he returned in 1945 after serving in WWII.

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  28. What a great collection, GP.

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  29. I clicked a few of the recipes. Seems easy to do and delicious. I’ll try a few of them in a few days.

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  30. Don’t remember my mother making any of those, G. 🙂 But there were a lot of casseroles. –Curt

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  31. I looked at some of the recipes. It was interesting to discover that the ingredients reflected the shortage of food items so typical during war times. Butter was replaced by margarine and spices other than pepper and salt were noticeably absent. Yet, I believe we can all learn from these recipes that we can live with a lot less if we have to.

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  32. This is wonderful, I’m printing this out and passing it around!

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  33. Apple pudding (#105) sounds like a winner. By the way, have you heard about the new apple variety called Cosmic Crisp? There’s a big marketing push behind it.

    Neil Scheinin

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  34. Great insight into their day by day experience.

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  35. Some of these look pretty good. We often need vegan recipes, I like that some of these are or can be. Thanks, and thanks to Carolyn.

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  36. What perfect timing for me. I’m on the Homefront, my character is signing up for the Red Cross, and they will be sharing wartime recipes in a few pages.
    If you haven’t posted Red Cross articles in a while, I’d be obliged to read them.

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  37. Mmmmm bread puidding!!! Ages since I’ve had some!

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  38. What an amazing collection. Many thanks for posting.

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  39. My Mum always made Bread Pudding, and Toad In The Hole too.
    In fact, I had Toad In The Hole last week, but it was shop-bought. And I can still buy Bread Pudding at the local bakery.
    Delicious indeed! 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  40. Hopefully, I can persuade my wife to give a few of these a go!

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  41. what a wonderful share

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