Toothsome Christmas dishes

For the young people, many of the rich foods that are served at this time are entirely inappropriate, and a few simple desserts and puddings will be used for them. Here are ones that are warranted to be reliable.

Grape juice souffle

Mix together a pint of grape juice, a third of a cup of sugar and two tablespoonfuls of granulated gelatin. Stir until dissolved. Set the pan into hot water and the process will be hastened. When the mixture begins to thicken, stir in the whites of four eggs beaten stiff. Half-fill small molds, then add a cup of heavy cream beaten stiff to the remainder, and fill the molds. Chill and serve without a sauce.

Drop cookies

Cream one cupful of butter and add gradually one and a half cups of sugar, then add three eggs well-beaten. Dissolve a teaspoonful of soda in one and a half tablespoonfuls of hot water, add to the first mixture with two cupfuls of flour mixed with a teaspoonful of cinnamon and half a teaspoonful of salt. Add one cupful of chopped walnut meats, one cup of raisins, and one and a fourth cupfuls of flour. Drop by spoonfuls two inches apart on a buttered sheet and bake in a moderate oven.

Almond cookies recipe

Cream a half cup of butter and add a half cup of sugar creaming well together, then add one egg well beaten, one-third of a cup of blanched almonds finely chopped, the grated rind of half a lemon, two tablespoonfuls of orange juice and one of vanilla, two cupfuls of flour sifted with two teaspoonfuls of baking powder, a half teaspoonful each of cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Roll and cut with a round cutter. Bake in a moderate oven until delicately brown.

Another frozen pudding recipe

Dissolve two tablespoonfuls of granulated gelatin in a half cupful of boiling water. Cook together a cupful each of sugar and water until it forms a thread. Add this syrup to the beaten yolks of three eggs, beat until cool, then add the gelatin. Fold in two cupfuls of whipped cream, then add a half cupful of sultana raisins, a cup of mixed nut meats. Freeze, and when partly frozen, add a half pound of candled fruits, chopped and soaked in vanilla.


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Source publication: The North Platte Semi-Weekly Tribune (North Platte, Neb.)

Source publication date: December 30, 1913

Filed under: 1910s, Christmas, Dessert recipes

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