Rationing Revisited

We were really surprised by these little gems. I had expected the final cookie to come out, well… carroty… but they were very tasty and the carrot had cooked soft. I only wish I had baked more than the 8 tester cookies, because they were gone almost instantly.

As some fruits became unobtainable during WW2, vegetables like carrots and swedes (among others)were used for jams and baking.

Ingredients –

These ingredients make about 8 reasonable sized cookies (tennis ball width) just double the ingredients to double the number of cookies.

1 tablespoon of margarine

2 tablespoons of sugar (white or brown) we used white

a few drops of vanilla/ almond/ orange essence (flavor)

4 tablespoons of grated carrot

6 tablespoons self-raising flour or plain flour and half a teaspoon of baking powder

You can also add dried fruit (e.g. raisins) or nuts (e.g. walnuts) to the mix to mak it a little…

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