As a historian and author of Culinary K, I find things like this to be very exciting. It’s just another way to relate with a moment in history. For reenactment, this is a treasure. I can just see the guys and gals mixing up a few of these to take on their outing.
I’d be interested in actually putting this together to see how it tastes. Maybe in the coming year?
“During the First World War people in Britain would bake and post a fruit cake to loved ones on the front line. Some traditional cake ingredients were hard to come by.
There are no eggs in this recipe and vinegar was used to react with the baking soda to help the cake rise.”