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Peppermint Cup


  • 1/2 ounce of pulverized gum arabic
  • 1 cupful of powdered sugar
  • whites of 2 eggs
  • 1 pint of boiling cream
  • few drops of essence of peppermint
  • tiny pinch of baking soda
  • powdered cinnamon


Soak the gum arabic in half a cupful of cold water for 30 minutes. Dissolve it over hot water.

Add the sugar and cook until it will spin a thread.

Pour this upon the stiffly beaten whites, and when well blended add gradually the cream, essence of peppermint and baking soda.

Serve while it foams, sprinkled with a little powdered cinnamon.


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The Suffrage Cook Book (1915).

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