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Sweet Dish of Macaroni


  • 1/4 pound of macaroni
  • 1 1/2 pints of milk
  • rind of 1/2 lemon
  • 3 ounces of lump sugar
  • 3/4 pint of custard


Put the milk into a saucepan, with the lemon-peel and sugar; bring it to the boiling-point, drop in the macaroni, and let it gradually swell over a gentle fire, but do not allow the pipes to break. The form should be entirely preserved; and, though tender, should be firm, and not soft, with no part beginning to melt. Should the milk dry away before the macaroni is sufficiently swelled, add a little more. Make a custard; place the macaroni on a dish, and pour the custard over the hot macaroni; grate over it a little nutmeg, and, when cold, garnish the dish with slices of candied citron.

Time: From 40 to 50 minutes to swell the macaroni.

Sufficient for 4 or 5 persons.

Seasonable at any time.


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The Book of Household Management (1861).

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