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RECIPES FOR INVALID COOKERY

Method.—Squeeze and strain the lemon-juice into a jug, add the sugar, and stir until it is dissolved. Pour in the water, add a few small pieces of ice, and serve.

Time.—5 minutes. Average Cost, 2d.

3274.—LEMON SQUASH.

Ingredients.—1 lemon, 1 small bottle of soda water, 1 teaspoonful of castor sugar.

Method.—Squeeze and strain the lemon-juice into a tumbler, add the sugar, pour in the soda water, and serve at once.

Time.—5 minutes. Average Cost, 3d.

3275.—LEMON WHEY.

Ingredients.—1 pint of milk, the juice of 1 lemon, castor sugar to taste.

Method.—Heat the milk in a double saucepan, or in a jar placed in a saucepan of boiling water. Add the lemon-juice, sweeten to taste, continue cooking until the curd separates, then drain off the whey, and serve it either hot or cold.

Time.—½ an hour. Average Cost, 3d.

3276.—LINSEED TEA.

Ingredients.—1 oz. of whole linseed, ½ an oz. of liquorice, ½ an oz. of sugar candy, the juice of ½ a lemon, the finely-cut rind of ¼ of a lemon, 1 pint of cold water.

Method.—Wash and drain the linseed, and simmer it with the water, liquorice and lemon-rind for about ½ an hour. Add the sugar candy, and when dissolved, strain and stir in the lemon-juice.

Time.—40 minutes. Average Cost, 3d.

3277.—MILK AND BAKED FLOUR.

Ingredients.—½ an oz. of baked flour, ½ a pint of milk, 1 teaspoonful of castor sugar.

Method.—Bake the flour in a baking-tin in the oven until it acquires a pale fawn colour, then mix it smoothly with a little of the milk. Boil the remainder of the milk, pour in the blended flour, and simmer gently for 10 minutes, stirring continuously. Stir in the sugar, and serve.

Time.—20 minutes. Average Cost, 1½d.

3278.—POSSET, TREACLE.

Ingredients.—2 tablespoonfuls of treacle, the juice of ½ a lemon, ½ a pint of milk.

Method.—Bring the milk to the boil, and pour in the treacle and lemon-juice. As soon as it has curdled, strain through muslin, and serve as a remedy for a cold.

Time.—5 minutes. Average Cost, 2d.