Week Eight

Cooking in a boiling spring

Its week eight of our home-schooling program and we have another delicious, historical recipe for you to try. What better way to get a ‘taste’ of what treats the soldiers had available to them during the First World War! 

So, the recipe we have chosen this week is Soldiers biscuits! They are quick and easy to make and require few ingredients due to rationing at the time and the creativity of the population. To make these biscuits you will need:

  • 180g Rolled oats
  • 110g Sugar
  • 125g Melted butter
  • 125g Plain flower
  • 1 Tablespoon golden syrup
  • 2 Tablespoon boiling water
  • 1 Teaspoon bicarbonate soda 

To make the biscuits the method is as follows:

  1. Combine the rolled oats and flour in a bowl together
  2. Boil the water in a pan and add the syrup and bicarbonate soda until the mixture bubbles.
  3. Then add the melted butter to the wet ingredients.
  4. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients and slowly add the wet mixture in to the well.
  5. Combine the mixtures to make a dough, you can add a small amount of water if the dough is too dry.
  6. Flour a baking tray and spoon teaspoon sized portions of the mixture on to the tray. Make sure to leave space for spreading in the oven.
  7. Bake slowly in the oven set at 150C/300F for 20-25 mins until golden brown.
  8. After they have cooled, Enjoy!!

We hope you have as much fun as we did making these and make sure to take full advantage of the math opportunities. Where possible, allow the learners to measure/weigh ingredients. Another follow up activity would be to get the children to describe the texture and taste or to maybe compare them to their favourite treat! 

Don’t forget to share your creations, keep in touch and most importantly stay safe!  Enjoy! 

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Good luck, 

From the Education Team @ The Firing Line Museum 😊

p.s. any education specific questions or help please feel free to email us on education@cardiffcastlemuseum.org.uk