Sunday, May 22, 2016

Stewed Fruit with Cream

Stewed Fruit with Cream

One of the items Bryga packed in the picnic basket when John took Melissa for a boat ride on Lake Munson. Adapted from Miss Beecher’s domestic receiptbook: designed as a supplement to her Treatise on domestic economy.

2 or 3 peach leaves or a vanilla bean
1 quart cream or milk
4 eggs, separated
Fruit, your choice

Boil the peach leaves or vanilla bean in the cream or milk till flavored. Strain and sweeten it, mix it with well-beaten yolks; then, while heating it up, add the whites cut to a froth. When it thickens, take it up. When cool, pour it over the fruit or preserves.

From "Memories in the Kitchen: Bites and Nibbles From 'Bryony'"

All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties.

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