Friday, August 17, 2007


I got the Rock Buns recipe from the War recipe book also. (see previous posts) I really enjoy making recipes from this book. It sort of takes you back to this era of life that is soon fading. The war will not fade, but the domestic part of it may. Wives had to be very creative during the depression to make food tasty with what they had.

8 oz. self-rising flour or plain flour with 4 teaspoons baking powder.
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice, if desired
2 oz. margarine or cooking fat or dripping
2 oz. sugar
2 oz. mixed dried fruit, chopped if required
1 egg or 1 reconstituted dried egg
milk or milk and water to mix
2 teaspoons sugar for topping

METHOD: Sift the flour or flour and baking powder and spice. Rub in margarine, fat or drippings, add the sugar, dried fruit and the egg. Gradually add enough milk or milk and water to make a sticky consistency. Put spoonfuls on to one or two greased baking sheets. Sprinkle with the sugar and bake in a hot to very hot over for 10-12 minutes.

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