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Icing for Cake, Another Way


  • white of 1 egg
  • rose water
  • 1/2 pound of pulverized sugar
  • lemon juice or tartaric acid


Put the egg white and a little rose water into the pulverized sugar, and heat them together till they stand; when it is nearly light enough, add a few drops of lemon juice, or a small portion of tartaric acid, dissolved in a little water. It must be beaten in a bowl which has never had any thing greasy in it, (either cream or butter). The cake must have a little flour sifted over it, and wiped off with a towel, then cover it with a thin coat of the icing, set it under the stove or in a place that is a little warm, and let it harden; then add the second coat thicker; this will be perfectly white, but the first is always dark and has crumbs through it.


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