Hi all, I’ve done a short live stream rounding up week 4 of the “Living on WW2 Rations Experiment” and I also have some great WW2 replicas to giveaway including a replica of the “Daily Express” newspaper that was printed the day after the Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain announced “we are at war”.
To go into the draw, either comment below or leave a comment over the PINNED POST on our Facebook group. A winner will be chosen at random on Friday 15th July (cut off is noon on the 15th).
That’s it! Week 3 of living on WW2 rations is complete and you can hear my thoughts, the state of my food cupboard and the meals I ate by playing the video above! I’d love it if you subscribed to my channel too as I will be continuing to add more video recipes over the coming weeks and months!
I’ve also placed all the videos created as part of the “Living on WW2 Rations Experiment” on a playlist HERE so you can play them in the right order from the very beginning.
I haven’t yet decided what my menu will be next week but I can share with you what I’ll be spending. I’m saving roughly £30 per week at the moment by following a WW2 UK Ration (minimum ration). It’s been tough at times, mostly because of the time it’s taking to prepare food but it’s getting easier.
I’ll be weighing in next week too, I’m curious to see if my weight has changed! I’m eating 3 good meals a day but not eating inbetween meals anymore!
No doubt about it, today I NEEDED something sweet and delicious after a week of carrots and potatoes. With the little rations and points food I had left, there was just enough fat to make a half portion of the recipe below. Luckily it was enough to satisfy my lust for something less healthy for a change!
This recipe was simple. I used the “Ginger Biscuits” and the “Chocolate Butter” recipes from “Good Eating – Suggestions for Wartime Dishes” and just placed them together. It was that simple! Despite over cooking the biscuits (lets face it I would have still eaten them even if the edges had caught fire) and them being a bit of a challenge to munch on, I thoroughly enjoyed them. It is so weird how in less than 3 weeks I am turning my nose up at far less and appreciating even burnt offerings…
6 oz flour
3 oz margarine
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons golden syrup (if no syrup then sugar will do)
1 teaspoon of ground ginger
a little milk if needed
Warm margarine and syrup over low heat. add dry ingredients and mix well. Dough should be stiff. Knead until flour is fully absorbed. Roll thin and cut into rounds. Bake for 10 minutes at 180c.
Makes about 20 biscuits.
1 teaspoon of margarine
2 teaspoons of caster sugar (grind granulated to a finer consistency)
1 dessertspoon of cocoa
A few drops of milk, vanilla or camp coffee if needed
Cream margarine and sugar and add cocoa. Mix with a few drops of coffee or milk if needed to make it more pliable for spreading.