Anna: You know, this reminds me of the sort of cake you’d get at a village fair, with a cup of tea for a £1. All proceeds to the NSPCC or something.
Kirstin: What, you mean a BRITISH village fair?
Kirstin: That sort that you got during the War, in Downton Abbey? For cheering up the troops? Did Mrs Patmore make it?
Anna: Daisy made it. She wept into the batter as she thought of our William at the Front. Surrounded by Germans one minute, back in Downton the next.
Kirstin: But she doesn’t love William! Or… does… she??!!
Anna: So, we’re agreed then. This cake is as British as Downton Abbey.
Kirstin: And possibly a little bit drier than it could be. I feel it should be moister.
Anna: Just living up to its wartime village fete image then. Haven’t you heard of rationing?