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Agra Dolce

(Sour Sweet)

(An Italian sauce used with venison, sweetbreads, calf's-head, and mutton)


  • 2 heaping tablespoonfuls of brown sugar
  • 1/4 bar of grated chocolate
  • 1 tablespoonful of shredded candied orange
  • 1 tablespoonful of shredded candied lemon-peel
  • 10 blanched almonds shredded
  • 1/2 cupful of currants
  • 1 cupful of vinegar


Mix together the brown sugar, chocolate, candied orange and lemon-peel, almonds, currants, and vinegar. Let them soak for two hours. Then pour it over the cooked meat, and simmer for ten minutes.

This receipt was obtained in Florence, where it is a well-known and favorite sauce.


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The Century Cook Book (1901).

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