Stonehouse councillor Lesley Williams shares her VE Day baking ideas, for you to celebrate at home

VE Day was and is the day celebrating the formal acceptance by the Allies of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender.

Celebrations erupted throughout the western world, especially in Great Britain and people partied in the streets, crowds massed in Trafalgar Square and up the Mall to Buckingham Palace where King George VI and Queen Elizabeth accompanied by Winston Churchill appeared on the balcony of the palace before the cheering crowds.

Friday marks the 75th anniversary of this hugely important event and we are being encouraged to mark the occasion in the best way we can, but in the safety of our own homes.

There will be the opportunity to pause for two minutes at 11am to remember and honour the service and sacrifice of the Second World War generation and also remember all those who have died and been affected by the devastating impact of Covid-19 on the many lives of people world wide.

 A piece of cake is always a good way to celebrate and I found this on one of the Ministry of Food leaflets. It is one of 10 Victory Cake recipes and this one uses just one egg. How about sharing with a neighbour – as long as this can be done safely.

Bake in two greased eight inch cake pans in a moderate oven at 375F for about 25 minutes.

* Lesley Williams represents Stonehouse on Gloucestershire County Council. She has a large cookery book collection and is sharing a few simple lockdown recipes.

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