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Grandma's Wartime Baking Book: World War II and the Way We Baked

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Anyone who loves great American desserts will delight in Grandma's Wartime Baking Book. The result of extensive research, interviews, and recipe testing, Joanne Lamb Hayes's follow-up to Grandma's Wartime Kitchen delivers beloved and still irresistible recipes for cakes, pies, cookies, cobblers, muffins, breads, and other baked treats created by women on the Home Front dur ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published November 14th 2003 by St. Martin's Press (first published 2003)
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ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ
I loved both of her Grandma's wartime cookbooks. This was the baking book. Back then butter and sugar were rationed so they found other ways to sweeten desserts (like using the syrup the fruit was packed in) but in today's world it would be considered a healthier dessert.
With a watchful eye, you'll find low sugar recipes here... but watch out for that standard replacement during the war years: white corn syrup. I marked several recipes to try.

I especially enjoyed the reprints of the war posters encouraging the homemakers to grown their own, to conserve, etc.
Good illustrations and pictures of wartime posters. Very good narrative for recipes and chapters that explained rationing and how recipes were developed to cope with the rationing.
Kate Knapp
This was a Christmas gift from my sweetheart, and it is a delightful and incredible read about baking during a very different time in history. There are some recipes I'm intrigued to try.
Melissa Schmidty -Schmidt
Nothing flashy, without recipe or period photos. But does have a lot of unusual recipes from the era...that meet rationing regulations! Haha
I wish the recipes hadn't be updated. I would have prefered the original recipes with suggestions for updates.
I enjoyed reading and have tried some of the recipes. There are many simple recipes that kids can easily make.
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