Monday, 22 February 2010
Our visit ended with a very generous spread in the museum Kitchen Front Cafe, courtesy of the lovely people at the Imperial War Museum and the fabulous friendly Company of Cooks staff as a thank you for our participation in the project. We were totally spoilt with seven (!) different types of cake to test and ate the equivalent of about a week's rations in one sitting. After a wee bit of debate (!) we finally agreed on top scores for the ginger cake (wartime recipe), and almond slice, followed closely by the beetroot and cocoa cake and rock cakes. The chocolate syrup sponge, also made to a wartime recipe, was another high scorer . The jam tarts and scones with mock cream looked very pretty but were less popular with our expert tasters.