Poor Knights Fritters

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..

Non-vegan, non-1940s treats for the girls

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


  1. Make sandwiches of the bread, margarine and jam (or whatever filling you choose)
  2. Cut into 4 fingers and fry in a little hot fat, turning once, until browned on both sides
  3. 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..