Tuesday 14 April 2020

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Can you really make a tasty cake from vegetables?

Can you really make a tasty cake from vegetables?

Join IWM expert Ngaire aboard her little houseboat on the River Thames as she tells real life stories of how people satisfied their sweet tooth despite rationing in the Second World War. How would you have gotten creative in the kitchen to keep your family well fed?

Family Mission

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Family Mission

Grown ups! Every Friday, we’ll be sharing fun challenges on Twitter and Facebook - follow us to make sure you get your “mission briefing” every week. Don't forget to let us know you are taking part! 

This week your mission is to put yourself in the shoes (or the taste-buds!) of families in the Second World War. Rationing meant that foods such as eggs, butter and meat were often in short supply. Ingenuity and inventiveness were needed to satisfy a family’s sweet tooth. Get together to try this Eggless Jam Sponge recipe, hot from the IWM archives, and solve the mystery of an eggless cake.

Head over to Facebook for the recipe - and don't forget to share your results with us! 

Explore further

© IWM COI 155

Explore further

Find out more about rationing during the Second World War in this film from 1944. In it, an American commentator explains how one family copes with the rationing system, the workings of 'point' systems and other restrictions, and the difficulties people face when eating 'on the ration'.

© IWM COI 155

 

 

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Civilians take shelter in Elephant and Castle Underground Station in south London during an air raid in November 1940.
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Join Ngaire as she tells real life stories of how people passed the time when they were forced to seek shelter from air raids.