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Grandma's Wartime Baking Book: World War II and the Way We Baked


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It is dawn of the 1940s and America is in the midst of a difficult war. The women of the Home Front are dealing with shortages of sugar, butter, canned goods and a host of other pantry supplies. Yet even resourceful cooks managed to create some of the most delicious baked goods we still love today.

Grandma’s Wartime Baking Book captures delicious anecdotes and recipes from the home bakers who found a way to boost morale during World War II with favored staples and treats for their loved ones at home and on the front lines.

The result of extensive research, interviews and recipe-testing, this comprehensive guide delivers beloved recipes for muffins, breads, cookies and more. These classic recipes are accompanied by anecdotes and baking tips from magazines of the time and illustrated with U.S. Government posters from the period.