Teatime fancies – I can now justify chocolate! HUZZAAH!

teatime fancies

Tea time fancies with mock cream - you know its a good thing Ive got some will pwer or I'd be the size of a house by now 😀

The difference between the calorie intake in the war and now is not just about the in going food (fuel) it’s about the energy its used for. Women (and men) left on the home front often worked long hours and used up a lot of energy, this justified a more calorie rich diet.

As a mum I’m the usual kind of busy … 2 school age kiddies and a nursery tot keep a lot of my day occupied… but all the cleaning cooking, laundry, shopping and general running around still does not compare with a ww2 day of sending kids off to school, a day in the munitions factory, an evening with the women’s voluntary service (or W.I.) only to come home to cooking, cleaning and laundry before collapsing in bed… then starting it all over again. That sort of non stop life require 3000 calories per day to avoid to avoid running on empty.

I may not be able to put away 3000 calories without blowing up like a house end…but, I am certainly not dropping my intake to a twiglet and a stick of celery per day..pffft NO CHANCE…

… so without further procrastination…. here’s the recipe…


2 oz Margarine

2oz sugar

1 level tbs bournville cocoa… id put a little more in… 1tbs seems to produce rather anaemic fancies.

1 egg

4oz self flour

1 level tsp baking powder

pinch salt

2 tbs milk


Cream the marg and the sugar, add cocoa and beat in the egg.

Sift the flour, baking powder and salt and stir into the mixture alternatively with a little of the milk until the consistency is soft and creamy.

Put a spoonful of the mixture into the greased and floured patty pans and bake at Gas Mark 4 for about 20 minutes.

When cold, slice of the tops, spread liberally with mock cream and replace tilted to show the filling. THESE FANCIES ARE ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS


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