Today I made a cake using a WW2 recipe. This recipe is a lot different to how it is now because: you don’t use any eggs, instead you add salt and vinegar plus other regular ingredients. This is because of rationing. Rationing means that people only got a certain amount of food per week. Rationing started on the 8th of January 1940 because of enemy planes sinking cargo ships carrying food to the UK. This is what a person got in their ration per week: 1 fresh egg, 2oz butter, 2 oz of tea, 1oz cheese, 8 oz sugar,4 rashers of bacon, and 4 oz of margarine.
The recipe used all of the week’s margarine and half of the week’s sugar.