Last updated 6/12/2012 12:57:06 AM. Recipe ID 19508. Report a problem with this recipe.
Title: Snow eggs
Categories: Historic, Eggs, Desserts
Yield: 1 Batch
1 T Powdered sugar
1/2 ts Desired flavoring (Jefferson
-used orange flower or rose
2 c Milk
3 T Sugar
Pinch of salt
Separate 5 eggs and beat the whites until you can turn the vessel
bottom upwards without their leaving it. Gradually add 1 tablespoon
of powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoonful of any desired flavoring.
Put 2 cups of milk into a saucepan. Add 3 tablespoonfuls of sugar and
bring slowly to a boil. Drop the first mixture into the milk and
poach until well set. Lay them on a wire drainer to drain.
Beat the yolk of one egg until thick. Stir gradually into the milk.
Add a pinch of salt. As soon as the custard thickens, pour through a
sieve. Put your whites in a serving dish and pour the custard over
them. A little wine stirred in is a great improvement.
James ....circa 1794
Cook at Monticello
Courtesy of Rick Rutan
MM Format by John Hartman Indianapolis, IN
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