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Plan your stay at home 'Street Party'

Get singing and dancing!

Make some bunting!

Don't forget the food!

Make your party authentic with these dishes:

 

WARTIME CARROT CAKE

From 1940, sugar was restricted to 8oz a week. Instead, people would use carrot to sweeten cakes, scones and biscuits. With the help of some flour, margarine, and sultanas, you have an authentic wartime carrot cake. Carrot cake is now an afternoon tea essential, and we have rationing to thank.

 

COCONUT CREAM

Combine desiccated coconut, milk, sugar, and cornflour, and you’ve got a simple but satisfying wartime dessert. If you’re a fan of fancy presentation, a few drops of pink food colouring make this dessert a bit more appealing, even though it’s not entirely rationing-appropriate. Pour it into individual moulds and set in the fridge before serving.

 

POTATO FLODDIES

Every cuisine has some kind of fried potato, and this is ours. Roughly grate some potato, season it, sprinkle in some flour so it all binds together, and then spoon dollops into a hot frying pan until golden brown. For a 21st century spin, add some parmesan into the mix.

 

LORD WOOLTON PIE

Named after the former head of the Ministry of Food, the very first recipe was printed in the Times in April 1941, described as “economic” and “wholesome fare”. Whilst meat was scarce and vegetables weren’t subject to rationing, people would fill their Lord Woolton pie with swede, carrot, cauliflower and potatoes. If you want your party to be super-authentic, this historical recipe is an essential addition to the menu.

 

ROCK CAKES

A less coarse, less refined scone. Rock buns use sultanas, mixed spice, flour and baking powder. They’re still popular because the recipe’s so simple, and the modern method includes many of the same 1940s ingredients. If you have some extra ration cards, sprinkle sugar on top or eat with jam.

 

 

Children return to school on Thursday 3rd September 2020. Updated advice on Coronavirus from Public Health England can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-educational-settings-about-covid-19/ You can find Mr Wright's amazing video under our Home Learning- School Closures page. You can now download our school app at https://myschoolapp.co.uk
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