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RECIPES FOR INVALID COOKERY

3292.—ALMOND SPONGE, BAKED.

Ingredients.—1 oz. of almond flour, 2 whites of eggs, salt, and saccharine to taste.

Method.—Whisk the whites stiffly, stir in the flour lightly, and add a pinch of salt and saccharine to taste. Bake from 15 to 20 minutes in a hot oven. The saccharine may be omitted, and the preparation will then be found a good substitute for bread.

Time.—30 minutes.

3293.—COCOANUT CAKES.

Ingredients.—2 ozs. of unsweetened cocoanut, 2 ozs. of almond flour, 1 oz. of butter, 1 egg, milk, saccharine, salt.

Method.—Cream the butter, add the almond flour, cocoanut, saccharine, and a pinch of salt, and, when well mixed, stir in the egg and as much milk as will form a stiff mixture. Place it in small heaps on a greased tin, and bake in a quick oven from 15 to 20 minutes.

Time.—30 minutes.

3294.—CUSTARD.

Ingredients.—½ a pint of milk, 2 eggs, saccharine, flavouring, salt.

Method.—Beat the eggs, add the milk, a good pinch of salt, and sweeten and flavour to taste. The preparation may be baked in a piedish, steamed in a basin, or cooked in a jug placed in a saucepan of boiling water. Savoury custard may be made by substituting salt, pepper, and parsley for the saccharine and flavouring, and some or all of the milk should be replaced by good white stock.

Time.—¾ of an hour. Average Cost, 4d.

3295.—EGG JELLY.

Ingredients.—½ a pint of water, the juice of 2 lemons, thin rind of 1 lemon, ¼ of an oz. of gelatine, 1 egg, saccharine.

Method.—Put all the ingredients into a saucepan, and stir the mixture by the side of the fire until the gelatine is dissolved. Strain into a mould, and turn out the jelly when set.

Time.—1 hour. Average Cost, 5d.

3296.—FISH.

Fish of every description is allowed, and the usual methods of cooking may be applied, except frying in deep fat, the breadcrumbs or flour batter used in preparing fish thus cooked being prohibited.