Wartime Christmas Pudding

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Appears in

The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook

The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2020

  • About

During World War I, sugar, flour, and eggs were hard to come by, so cooks—Mrs. Patmore and regular housewives—had to come up with creative ways to serve a treat, especially for Christmas. Potato and carrot often stood in for more costly ingredients, as they were plentiful and heavily promoted by the Ministry of Food. They both appear in this recipe, which is taken from a Ministry of Food war cookery leaflet, where it was titled War & Peace Pudding. It is an excellent ex