Trench Cake


My Make Do and Mend Year

Not the most appealing of names for a cake I will admit!
I saw this recipe in this week’s Waitrose Weekend, and thought it looked worth a try, especially as I had all the ingredients.
It is part of an initiative spear-headed by Francis Quinn, of Great British Bake Off fame, encouraging bakers to recreate Tranch Cake to mark the centenary of the start of WW1.
It was apparently made during the Great War and sent to loved ones serving on the frontline-hence the name.

The recipe given was taken from Elizabeth Craig’s Economical Cookery Book. I have taken the liberty of providing the weights in metric as well as imperial, and also giving a few more details on the cooking-as you will see, the original recipe was a little vague by modern standards!

This is what you need:

  • 1/2lb (225g) flour
  • 4oz (110g) margarine (I used butter, as I had…

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