Back in the summer The Daily Telegraph newspaper here in the UK published an article about those at home sending Christmas cakes to the battle fields of World War One.
The official recipe was produced by the Government and is published here. The recipe contains no eggs and vinegar was used to react with the baking soda to assist the cake to rise.
1 teaspoon vinegar
1/4 pint of milk
3 oz brown sugar
3 oz cleaned currants
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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.
Add the soda dissolved in vinegar and milk.
Turn into the tin.
Bake in a moderate oven for about two hours.
I have not made this, but might give it a go. Anyone want to join me?
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