Friday 5 June 2020

Can you really make a tasty cake from vegetables? Take this Family Mission and find out! Head over to Facebook to let us know how you get on.

Mission Briefing

Mission Briefing

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.

Explore Further

Women and men queuing outside Wood Green in 1945
Second World War
What You Need To Know About Rationing In The Second World War
In January 1940, the British government introduced food rationing. The scheme was designed to ensure fair shares for all at a time of national shortage.
THE HOME FRONT IN BRITAIN DURING THE FIRST WORLD WAR
Home front
Rationing and Food Shortages During the First World War
Hunger stalked the civilian populations of all the combatant nations. Agriculture and food distribution suffered from strains imposed by the war and naval blockades reduced food imports.