Spotlight: Baking in WWI

Ever wonder what people of the past were munching on? Well, in WWI, due to food rationing efforts, they were munching on some classic desserts made with unusual ingredient substitutions. Check out some of those experimental recipes below, courtesy of RG 4-G: the U.S. Food Administration.

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4-G-30-031-Recipe

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Unfortunately, not all of the experimental recipes survive today. Here is a slideshow of several delicious desserts for which we only have pictures.

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Anyone care to share their favorite recipes for these treats? Or, should anyone be daring enough to try out one of these WWI era recipes, let us know how they turn out!

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