Ration Scones {World War 1}

Ration Scones

The girls made these ration scones, with or without the dates, a few times during our World War 1 unit study. They are very simple to make and, whilst they are not as fluffy as normal scones, ration scones are delicious.

Ration Scones

Ration Scone Recipe

Abigail in particular enjoyed making these Ration Scones multiple times over the length of our Great War unit study, and served them at war poetry tea times as well as family night war films:

Ration Scones

You will need:

5 oz flour,

2 oz lard,

2 oz dates,

1 teaspoonful baking powder,

1 egg (well beaten),

a small amount of milk.

Mix the flour and baking powder

Rub the lard into the flour mixture

Chop the dates and add to the mixture

Add the egg and enough milk to bind

Mix all together thoroughly, roll out and use a mug to cut out circles of the dough

Bake in a preheated oven (200 degrees Celsius for ten minutes)

Serving the Ration Scones

These scones can be served with butter, or you can make some hedgerow jam. This is a super simple jam with 2 Ib of fruit from the hedgerow or from the garden, some lemon juice and 1 Ib sugar:

Ration Scones

Absolutely delish!

Ration Scones

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