Fruit Cake without Fruit
When fruit and sugar could not be got during the War, a sweet cake was made by cutting up sugar beet into small cubes and using it in place of fruit and sugar. I am told it is very nice
When a pig was killed, the blood was collected and mixed with oatmeal, onion, suet and spices. The cleared and cured intestines were filled with the moistures and boiled in a big black pot over an open fire.
Boil the pigs head, take all the meat from it and minced it. Mix with onion, salt and spices and press into a bowl, put a weight on it and when set cut out in slices.
The apples were cured and filled with sugar and baked by putting hot coals from the fire around them.