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Almond Bread


  • 1/2 pound of shelled sweet almonds
  • rose-water
  • 1 pound of loaf-sugar finely powdered
  • 1 tea-spoonful of mixed spice (mace, nutmeg, and cinnamon)
  • 3/4 pound of sifted flour
  • 14 eggs


Blanch, and pound in a mortar, the sweet almonds till they are a smooth paste, adding rose-water as you pound them. They should be done the day before they are wanted. Prepare loaf-sugar, mixed spice, and sifted flour. Take the eggs, and separate the whites from the yolks. Leave out seven of the whites, and beat the other seven to a stiff froth. Beat the yolks till very thick and smooth, and then beat the sugar gradually into them, adding the spice. Next stir in the white of egg, then the flour, and lastly the almonds. You may add twelve drops of essence of lemon.

Put the mixture into a square tin pan, (well buttered,) or into a copper or tin turban-mould, and set it immediately in a brisk oven. Ice it when cool. It is best if eaten fresh. You may add a few bitter almonds to the sweet ones.


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Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches (1840).

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