A booklet found in a secondhand bookshop in Camborne with recipes ‘for the invalid’. Home Cooking, July 1918.’
‘There are few homes today in Great Britain where there’s not an invalid, or someone whose appetite must be tempted… Home nurses will find these recipes quite useful; none make extavagant demands on coupons.’
I fear that this recipe for Brain Cakes might not be all that tempting today:
Brains from half a calf’s head
1 teaspoonful of chopped sage
I yolk of egg
A pinch of mace
A little milk
A few breadcrumbs
Boil the brains for five minutes, then put them into cold water. Drain and pound them well with a little salt, pepper, chopped sage and mace, and the well beaten yolk of egg.
Form them into little flat cakes, brush over with milk, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and bake in moderate oven till brown.