Whilst flipping through my collection of Home Notes magazines from the 1940s a few weeks ago I was reminded of all the interesting recipes they contain and was inspired to get baking.
What I find most interesting is that most, if not all, of these recipes in the magazines dating between 1940 and 1954 would be recipes that took into account food rationing. Therefore they were often well loved pre-war recipes that were tweaked to use less rations, or ingenious new recipes that might never have been considered before WW2.
So the following recipe for Butterscotch Rounds has been taken from the January 10th 1942 (p63) edition of ‘Home Notes’ magazine.
I think these little sweet treats turned out quite well for a first attempt.
And having made them subsequently, when running a little low on brown sugar, I can say that even with 1oz of sugar used instead of 2-3 they are still very tasty.
So overall I would give these a 4/5 for taste and 3/5 for their ability to stay fresh (best eaten within 4 days).