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.