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To Make a Hen's Nest


  • 5 small eggs
  • blanc mange
  • 6 lemons
  • sugar
  • nice jelly


Get the eggs, make a hole at one end, and empty the shells; fill them with blanc mange: when stiff and cold, take off the shells, pare the yellow rind very thin from the lemons, boil them in water till tender, then cut them in thin strips to resemble straw, and preserve them with sugar; fill a small deep dish half full of nice jelly; when it is set, put the straw on in form of a nest, and lay the eggs in it. It is a beautiful dish for a dessert or supper.


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The Virginia Housewife (1860).

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