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Waste Not Want Not - Recipes from the First World War

An interesting selection of recipe leaflets discovered in the Stokesay Court Archive that were published in response to increasing food shortages during the latter years of the First World War.

They give us insight to how people were encouraged to make the most of what they had available and to limit their waste. A message still relevant today?

Potato Bread Rolls


1lb plain flour

1 oz fat

1lb mashed potato

1 full tsp baking powder



Sift flour and baking powder together and rub in fat. Cook potatoes, dry well over heat, pass through sieve or masher. When cool, mix lightly with the prepared flour, add salt to taste and mix to a fairly stiff past with milk and water.

Roll out to the required thickness, cut to convenient sized rolls, place them on greased baking sheet and bake in hot oven (180oC) from 10 – 15 minutes depending on thickness of rolls.

Delicious served with grilled cheese!


Stokesay Court
Historic House / Palace


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