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To Frost Holly-Leaves, for Garnishing and Decorating Dessert and Supper Dishes

Ingredients

  • sprigs of holly
  • oiled butter
  • coarsely-powdered sugar

Instructions

Procure some nice sprigs of holly; pick the leaves from the stalks, and wipe them with a clean cloth free from all moisture; then place them on a dish near the fire, to get thoroughly dry, but not too near to shrivel the leaves; dip them into oiled butter, sprinkle over them some coarsely-powdered sugar, and dry them before the fire. They should be kept in a dry place, as the least damp would spoil their appearance.

Time: About 10 minutes to dry before the fire.

Seasonable: These may be made at any time; but are more suitable for winter garnishes, when fresh flowers are not easily obtained.

Source

The Book of Household Management (1861).

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