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Toast with butter and sugar and other 'treats'

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Grandmabatty Fri 26-Feb-21 11:20:02

My dd asked me this morning if I was ever fed this as a child and it took me back. My grandmother would give me this, I'm sure thinking it was a treat. I loathed it. Dipping rhubarb in a bag of sugar was another. Dd remembers her grandmother,my mum, giving her toast with butter and sugar. It's just as well I didn't know! I'm assuming it was because during the war and after butter and sugar were in short supply. Did anyone else eat this? Or indeed other unhealthy treats?

Luckylegs Fri 26-Feb-21 11:22:16

I had bread and butter with sugar all pressed into the butter! Yum! We also dipped rhubarb in sugar and had cocoa and sugar in a bag as sweets. Do you wonder I’ve got a sweet tooth?

Grandmabatty Fri 26-Feb-21 11:25:02

I think,for me,it's the combination of fat and sugar that puts me off. I never have butter and jam together for the same reason. I suppose sugar and cocoa together was instead of chocolate.

EllanVannin Fri 26-Feb-21 11:27:35

Skinned and de-seeded mashed tomatoes with sugar when I was a baby--weaned of course. Mashed bananas the same. Everything had a sprinkling of sugar from what I can remember. None on toast or bread though.
Crusts were hard baked in the oven, then smothered in butter-----which is probably where I got the taste for lashings of Lurpak on my crumpets grin

EllanVannin Fri 26-Feb-21 11:31:00

Mum made chocolate spread using cocoa powder and syrup.
The kids next door had cocoa powder mixed with sugar to use as a sweet dip---like the sherbert dabs. That was nice.

winterwhite Fri 26-Feb-21 11:38:55

Don't remember sugar on toast or dipping rhubarb in sugar but we were allowed to put sugar on lettuce.
There was no talk of unhealthy treats in those days. That's a modern concept that has come with much less exercise and much larger meals or rather 'portion sizes', and more eating between meals. 'Not good for you' would have been the term in our childhood and imo a better one.

nadateturbe Fri 26-Feb-21 11:47:16

My mum made a little paper cone with sugar in it and we dipped the rhubarb.
Also bread and margarine ( not butter) with sugar.

Grandmabatty Fri 26-Feb-21 12:21:53

I do recall the sugar shortage in the seventies. I was a Saturday girl in a shop and was instructed to stand by the sugar to make sure no one took more than one bag. I wasn't a great fan of hard margarine Nat. Unless it was stork for baking. Ellanvannin I wonder why mum never made chocolate spread? She used cocoa for a great chocolatey cake.

Grandmabatty Fri 26-Feb-21 12:24:02

Winterwhite the portions were much smaller. We had a two or three course meal every night and a quarter pound of mince did four of us two nights. It was full of veg and dumplings to fill us up!

Redhead56 Fri 26-Feb-21 12:29:41

Sugar butties but it was not butter but Stork marg horrible stuff always liked Marmite still do. I grow rhubarb still have it raw dipped in sugar still a big kid.

Tizliz Fri 26-Feb-21 12:38:24

Banana and brown sugar sandwiches - this was a friend’s mother, can’t remember my mother giving me a treat

timetogo2016 Fri 26-Feb-21 12:46:01

Same here Grandmabatty and Luckylegs.
And cocoa with sugar added and we used to dip our finger in just like we did with sherbert.
Is it any surprise we have fillings lol.

Judy54 Fri 26-Feb-21 12:46:34

Dripping on bread, raw bacon rinds, scraping the cake mix out of a bowl before it was cooked. Not sure I would eat any of this these days.

Grandmabatty Fri 26-Feb-21 12:48:49

Judy I still like scraping the baking bowls!

Luckylegs Fri 26-Feb-21 12:49:33

I sometimes like banana sandwiches with sugar on. My 10 yr old granddaughter was appalled! Never heard of a banana sandwich and couldn’t believe the sugar! And yet, they eat all those chemical laden fizzy sweets!

Luckylegs Fri 26-Feb-21 12:50:34

We fight over the raw baking mix in our house! And raw scone mixture, love it! I’m a hopeless sweet tooth.

Redhead56 Fri 26-Feb-21 13:00:04

I never had raw baking mix from the bowl and never let my DC have it either. I remember dripping butties and having spoonful of the beef juices from the oven tin.

Anannymous Fri 26-Feb-21 13:06:24

Treacle on buttered toast, dripping on toast and yes sugar on bread and marge. Surprisingly I still have all my own teeth!

nadateturbe Fri 26-Feb-21 14:00:23

We had no choice, margarine was cheaper - stork. Dad got butter! Once we had Echo. Still feel sick thinking about it.

FarNorth Fri 26-Feb-21 14:11:49

When I was a young mum, and my own mum thought I was run down, she made me a banana sandwich with sugar in it for extra energy.
I thought it was revolting and said so. I don't remember if I ate it.

Another time she made me a build-up drink (can't remember its name) with egg and marmite mixed in to be extra-nourishing.
I did drink it all, and it quickly reappeared. 🤢

Grandmabatty Fri 26-Feb-21 14:27:28

Far North 😂

Grandmabatty Fri 26-Feb-21 14:28:49

Nad we were the same! Margarine was so much cheaper than butter.

Grannybags Fri 26-Feb-21 14:35:52

I had sugar butties, cocoa mixed with sugar to dip my finger in and dipped rhubarb in to sugar too - all yummy!

We also had some sort of pancakes made with just flour and water and made into sugar sandwiches

Kate1949 Fri 26-Feb-21 14:50:23

We had the same as some have mentioned - sugar sandwiches, rhubarb and sugar and with our breakfast at school after Holy Communion cocoa and sugar in a paper bag. I also loved cornflake sandwiches.

seacliff Fri 26-Feb-21 15:02:33

We occasionally had sugar on buttered white (never brown) bread, I wasn't mad about it, but Mum had lived through rationing so to her it was a treat.

My favourite was porridge with condensed milk swirled onto the top, so delicious. I could still eat a spoonful or two of condensed milk, preferable chilled from the fridge.

We had beef dripping from the roast, on toast and just to add to the unhealthy aspect, sprinkled with salt!! But we never ate between meals, the portions were not large, there was no convenience food, and we were very active.