Doughboys and The First World War Great British Cook Off #FWW #WW1

Doughboys, not sure when this recipe dates from, but it was cooked circa 1914-18

4oz flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2oz shredded suet

pinch of salt

Mix with cold water into a dough                                                                                                             Divide into balls and drop into boiling water                                                                                             Boil for 15 minutes

They are really nice with jam

Bully Omelet

1 oz cornflour

3/4 teacup ofmilk

2 dried eggs

1/4 teaspoon ready made mustard

1/2 margarine

pepper and salt

oh 2 tablespoons bully beef

Soak the dried eggs for a couple of hours                                                                                             Mix cornflour with a little of the milk   into a paste                                                                                   Stir in the rest of the milk and the dired eggs                                                                                           Season and add the bully beef                                                                                                                 Melt the margarine in a frying pa                                                                                                          pour in the mixture and serve when the underside is brown

Blushing Bunny

2 oz margarine

1 cup cooked spaghetti

2 tablespoons flour

1 cup milk

2 eggs

1/2 can tomato soup 1/2 lb grated cheese

salt pepper mustard to taste

Melt the margarine in the top of a double saucepan.                                                                               Stir in the flour, add the milk, stir until thick and boiling                                                                           Add the speghetti and the soup, stir until pping hot                                                                                 Add 2 beaten eggs, Stir over boiling water for two minutes                                                          add the cheese, salt, pepper and mustard                                                                                                     When the cheese melts serve on hot toast.

Now from the trenches

Trench Pudding

Smash up Army biscuits with a bayonet.. In your canteen mix with water and some orange peel. Boil until it forms a paste. Serve with condensed milk.

The Winner in the First World War Great British Cook off goes to the following recipe.

Trench Mortar

Batter some Army biscuits into a fine dust with your entrenching tool. Mix with Plum and Apple jam to taste. Warm and serve. Follow with Army biscuits bathed in sizzling hot ham fat and spread with toasted cheese.

It just beats the hell out of egg on ronay any day:)



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