Marmite Biscuits

You can substitute Vegemite for Marmite if your a veggie and its a lot cheaper in the UK than Marmite! This recipe is from 1942.

I lb. wholewheat flour
1 dessertspoon Marmite
4ozs cooking fat
Little cold water

Put flour into cold basin. Rub in fat until it looks like fine breadcrumbs. Add water a little at a time to the dry ingredients to make a firm dough. When well mixed, turn on to a floured board. Roll out thin. Now spread over thinly with Marmite, fold over and roll out again.

Spread with more Marmite, fold over and roll out.
Cut into rounds or fingers, bake in moderate oven until crisp and brown.


Wartime Cream

Cream was rationed during the war and was not generally available, unless you had space for your own cow! Several ingenious recipes exist for “Cream Substitues”.

1/4 Pint of Milk

1 Dessertspoon of Cornflour

1/2 Teaspoon Castor Sugar

1 oz Margarine

Flavouring: Vanilla Essence, Banana Essence etc.

Make a stiff Cornflour paste with Milk, then boil for 3 minutes and allow to get cool. Cream Margarine and Sugar, gradually add Cornflour mixture and flavouring.

For a richer looking cream use a yellow flavouring such as banana.