An American Family History


from Aunt Pit's Recipe Box

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Spanish Orange Cream




A double boiler is a saucepan with a shallow pan that fits inside. The bottom pan is filled with water. Delicate ingredients are cooked in the top pan.

1/2 envelope knox gel
yolks of 3 eggs
2 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup orange juice
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
1/2 cup sugar
whites of 3 eggs

soak gelatine in milk 1o min.

place over hot water [in double boiler] when dissolved

add sugar

pour slowly on the yolks of the eggs slightly beaten

return to double boiler and cook till thickened somewhat stiring constantly

remove from range

add orange juice salt and lemon extract

then whites of eggs beaten stiff

turn into mould first dipped in cold water

place in ice box.

Aunt Pit wasn't afraid to use raw eggs. If you are worried about salmonella, substitute pasteurized or powdered eggs.


Just in case Aunt Pit didn't include the details of using powdered gelatin, here they are:
Sprinkle gelatin on cold liquid.
Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes.
Add warm liquid or heat gently.
Stir until dissolved.


Colonial Maryland
Colonial New England
Colonial Virginia & West Virginia
Quakers & Mennonites
New Jersey Baptists
German Lutherans
Watauga Settlement
Pennsylvania Pioneers
Midwest Pioneers
Jewish Immigrants

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