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not boil, for 1 hour. Strain, sweeten to taste, and add a little cream when serving it.

Time.—1 hour. Average Cost, 2d.


Ingredients.—1 oz. of carrageen (Irish sea-moss), 1 oz. of chocolate grated, sugar to taste, 1¼ pints of milk.

Method.—Wash and soak the moss (see Recipe No. 3241), put it into a saucepan with 1 pint of cold water, and bring to the boil. Boil the milk, add the chocolate, stir until dissolved, then add the moss and water from the other pan. Strain, sweeten to taste, and serve in glasses while quite warm.

Time.—25 minutes. Average Cost, 5d. or 6d.

Note.—"Carrageen Water" may be made by substituting water for the milk; cinnamon or lemon-rind should be added.


Ingredients.—½ a pint of milk, ¼ of a pint of water, 1 wineglassful of sherry or brandy, 1 tablespoonful of fine oatmeal, 1 tablespoonful of castor sugar, the finely-cut rind of ¼ of a lemon, a little nutmeg.

Method.—Put the oatmeal, lemon-rind, water and milk into a stewpan, bring it to the boil, and simmer gently for 15 minutes. Stir in the brandy, sugar and nutmeg, remove the lemon-rind, and serve.

Time.—30 minutes. Average Cost, 5d. to 6d.


Ingredients.—1 egg, 1 tablespoonful of good brandy, 1 tablespoonful of either hot or cold water, castor sugar to taste.

Method.—Beat the egg well in a cup, add a little sugar, and the water and brandy, and mix well. Strain into a tumbler, and serve.

Time.—5 minutes. Average Cost, 5d.


Ingredients.—1 egg, 1 small teaspoonful of castor sugar, 1 glass of port or sherry, an equal quantity of boiling water.

Method.—Beat the egg well in a cup, add the sugar, and when dissolved, pour on the hot water, and lastly the wine. Strain into a tumbler, and serve.

Time.—5 minutes. Average Cost, 5d. or 6d.

3262.—EGG FLIP.

Ingredients.—1 egg, 1 glass of port, sherry or brandy, 1 teaspoonful of castor sugar.

Method.—Separate the white and yolk of the egg, whisk the former to a stiff froth, and put the latter into a tumbler. Add the sugar, and stir with a teaspoon until creamy. Put in the wine, stir in the prepared white as lightly as possible, and serve.

Time.—10 minutes. Average Cost, 6d.