Explore Your Archive: The Great War Bake Off – 2016

Last year's winning chocolate cake by Adrienne Burrough

Last year’s winning chocolate cake by Adrienne Burrough

Do you believe baking is a piece of cake? Could you give Nadia Hussain a run for her money? Then the LSHTM Archives’ Great War Bake-Off wants you!

As part of Explore Your Archive week, which runs nationally November 19th – 27th, the Archives have delved into their Nutrition Collection and selected original Ministry of Food wartime recipes, as well as other First World War recipes, for you to bake.

Bring your baked goods into School on Thursday 24th November for judging by our renowned and refined cake-tasters David Cole, Catering Manager, and Alan Dangour, Head of Nutrition Group.

The winning baker will receive a £20 voucher to spend in Waterstones and have their recipe featured in the refectory the following week. The runner up will receive a baking related prize worth £10.

All you need to do now is follow these four steps:

  1. Download the recipe booklet* or pick up a copy of our recipe booklet from the Library Desk. Alternatively, you can find your own recipe.
  2. Register your interest (you can register on the day too).
  3. Choose your favourite recipe and bake at home.
  4. On Thursday 24th November, bring your baked goods to the Manson Foyer (just outside the Manson Lecture Theatre) where they will be displayed and tasted between 12.30 and 13.30.
Last year's entrants

Last year’s entrants


Staff and students will have the chance to sample all the cakes entered in the Bake Off!

There will also be an archive display in the Manson Foyer showing more from the LSHTM Archive Nutrition Collection.

Please note that you will be required to bring a list indicating your ingredients for health and safety purposes.


Contact the Archives team at Archives@lshtm.ac.uk if you have any questions.


*This PDF is formatted as a booklet therefore recipes will not be in numerical order.