Poor Knights Fritters


  • 8 large slices of bread

  • little bit of margarine

  • jam, golden syrup or thick fruit puree

  • little fat for frying


  1. Make sandwiches of the bread, margarine and jam (or whatever filling you choose)

  2. Cut into 4 fingers and fry in a little hot fat, turning once, until browned on both sides

  3. Sprinkle with sugar

  4. You can make nicer fritters by mixing a beaten reconstituted dried egg with a little milk and dipping the fingers before frying.

We would love people to try them for themselves and send in photos to info@harlestonsfuture.org.uk so that we can post on our website.

All recipes are by The 1940s Experiment