So I did my first ever proper video recipe. Lets just say it was challenging. Much harder than it looks and then you spend hours putting it together and then hiding your face behind pillows as you witness your lumpy bits rhythmically jiggling as you get serious with a wooden spoon…
The recipe was taken from Marguerite Patten’s book ‘Feeding the Nation’ which is a nice thick paperback book jammed with hundreds of authentic wartime recipes. You can buy it off Amazon used for just a few £’s. Click image below for further information..
The recipe I re-created was
Padded Pudding with Mock Cream
Make 1 pint custard sauce using 1 pint milk, 2 tablespoons of custard powder and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Leave in the saucepan. Add 1 mug full of fine stale breadcrumbs, 2 tablespoons of jam and a teaspoon of vanilla essence and continue to simmer for 5 minutes.
Spoon into 4-6 dishes, allow to cool then top with mock cream and grated chocolate.
Mix 1oz of margarine with 1oz of caster sugar. Then beat in 1-2 tablespoons of dried milk powder and a tablespoon of milk until light and fluffy. Cool then use.