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Great War Recipes: Baking on the Battlefield & Home Front – 25th May

May 25, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

WW1 Trench Cake

Great War Recipes: Baking on the Battlefield & Home Front

Baking on the Battlefield

In the morning we look at what the soldiers ate while they were in the trenches and on the front line and also consider the logistics of how cooking was carried out to feed the large number of men who were mobilised on the Western Front during the four years of the Great War.

The recipes you will use this morning will include;

Baking Powder Loaf

Hardtack Biscuits

Milk Biscuit Pudding

Trench Cake

Home-front Favourites

In the afternoon we will look at what was happening here at home. Rationing meant that many ingredients were hard or impossible to come by, but much ingenuity was used to make healthy and tasty meals.  “There is no reason why we should not rise to the occasion, and make a success of things” appears to have been the motto. There are many recipes from this era which we could follow, and you will make a selection of the following;

Puddings – using apricots, apples, potatoes, sugar-beet or carrots

Vegetable marrow tart

Oatmeal bread

Potato & chocolate biscuits


Lunch will be based on home-front favourites and refreshments during the day will include Trench cake. You will have both the recipes and your products to take home with you and your pack will also include other information about what food was like during this time.  During the day you can also have a look around our Great War Museum and read the stories of those local soldiers who lost their lives in this war.

A very interesting and informative day.

  • 25th May 2016
  • 09:30 – 17:30
  • £75.00
  • Places Available – 5


May 25, 2016
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sherry Forbes
01526 378 717


The Manor House
Timberland Road
Martin, Lincolnshire LN4 3QS United Kingdom
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01526 378 717
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