365 Desserts

Harriet Schuyler Nelson


365 Desserts - Harriet Schuyler Nelson

Excerpt from 365 Desserts: A Dessert for Every Day in the Year

I. - Mince Pie.

Two lbs. lean beef chopped fine, 2 lbs. suet chopped fine, 2? lbs. stoned raisins, 2? lbs. cleaned currants, 1? lbs. sliced citron, 1? lbs. light brown sugar, 1 tablespoonful each of powdered cloves, mace, cinnamon and allspice: season to taste, 1? pints brandy. When making the pies, to every 4 table-spoonfuls of mince meat, add 1 of chopped apple.

2. - Velvet Cream.

One-half box gelatine, 1? cups sherry wine, 1 lemon (grated rind and juice), 1? cups sugar, 1? pints cream. Soak the gelatine in the wine, add the lemon and the sugar, and heat all together till the gelatine is dissolved. Then strain and set it away to cool. When nearly cold, but before it begins to stiffen add the cream.

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