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Fairy Butter


  • yolks of 2 hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 tablespoonful of orange-flower water
  • 2 tablespoonfuls of pounded sugar
  • 1/4 pound of good fresh butter


Beat the yolks of the eggs smoothly in a mortar, with the orange-flower water and the sugar, until the whole is reduced to a fine paste; add the butter, and force all through an old but clean cloth by wringing the cloth and squeezing the butter very hard. The butter will then drop on the plate in large and small pieces, according to the holes in the cloth. Plain butter may be done in the same manner, and is very quickly prepared, besides having a very good effect.


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The Book of Household Management (1861).

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