To start off our exciting topic of World Wars, we made a Trench Cake.
During the First World War people in Britain would make a fruit cake and send it off to their loved ones in the trenches. Because some ingredients were hard to come by at that time they used alternatives.
4 oz margarine
1 teaspoon vinegar
1/4 pint of milk
3 oz brown sugar
3 oz cleaned currants
2 teaspoons cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
grated lemon rind
Grease a cake tin. Rub margarine into the flour in a basin. Add the dry ingredients. Mix well. Add the soda dissolved in vinegar and milk. Beat well. Turn into the tin. Bake in a moderate oven for about two hours.
Recipe is copied from the Daily Telelgraph (link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-one/10905975/How-to-bake-a-First-World-War-trench-cake.html)