This is the 1940s equivalent of “Fast Food”… it’s not that good for you BUT….
Consumed occasionally, I am sure it helped fill a gap and a sweet tooth craving taking only minutes to prepare. Having baked lemon cupcakes and drop scones for the girls this morning (that weren’t vegan nor 1940s) I REALLY needed something quick and sweet to help me stay away from temptation so I fried these up..
Now I can carry on with some 1940s baking and feel less deprived knowing I’ve had something “naughty”…
Poor Knights Fritters (serves 4)
- 8 large slices of bread
- little bit of margarine (I used Earth Balance for vegans)
- jam, golden syrup or thick fruit puree
- little fat for frying
- Make sandwiches of the bread, margarine and jam (or whatever filling you choose)
- Cut into 4 fingers and fry in a little hot fat, turning once, until browned on both sides
- Sprinkle with sugar
You can make nicer fritters by mixing a beaten reconstituted dried egg with a little milk and dipping the fingers before frying..