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Macaroon Island


  • macaroons
  • lady fingers
  • finely-chopped nuts
  • crystallized cherries
  • 1 cup of wine
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • thickly-whipped sweetened and flavored cream


Fill a glass bowl with alternate layers of macaroons and lady fingers, sprinkle a layer of finely-chopped nuts over the cake, then a layer of crystallized cherries.

Boil wine, sugar and water together until syrupy and thick, pour it over the contents of the bowl, let this cool, then place a thick layer of thickly-whipped sweetened and flavored cream over all. Serve very cold.


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The International Jewish Cook Book (1919).

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