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1941 Chocolate Bread Custard

Want to enjoy your chocolate guilt-free? Here you go. 

Chocolate is a salad


Now that we've got that out of the way, look at this fabulous recipe from during World War II.

Chocolate bread custard

Chocolate Bread Custard
recipe from 1941 White House milk ad

1/2 cup cocoa
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp.salt
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp. butter
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup water
1 cup bread crumbs
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla

Blend cocoa, sugar and salt; add water, stir until blended and bring to a boil. Add butter, evaporated milk, water and bread crumbs; heat. Pour over eggs and vanilla. Bake in buttered casserole, set in pan of hot water, in moderate oven, 375˚ F, for 45 minutes or until set. 4 servings.


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Are you sure this is from WWII and not just after?
It calls for an entire cup of sugar without listing substitutes if you can't get the sugar. It isn't a low-sugar recipe.
Also, it doesn't mention whether or not the milk is rationed (whether you need points to buy it.)
If it is from WWII it's very unusual.


Now I see the date is 1941. Rationing might not have been in effect yet. Sorry about that.

Paula Zargaj-Reynolds

All good points, A.A.

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