A light, refreshing dessert, Newington Snow is made from a mixture of sugar, water, lemon juice and egg whites. Serve with cream or fresh fruit.
2 tablespoons cornflour dissolved in the juice of
3 oz. sugar grated rind of
8 fl. oz. water
3 egg whites
Rinse a 1-pint mould with cold water and set aside.
Place the cornflour mixture, sugar and lemon rind in a large saucepan and pour over the water. Place the pan over moderate heat and bring the mixture to the boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute, without stirring. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside to allow the mixture to cool completely.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat the egg whites with a wire whisk or rotary beater until they form stiff peaks.
Using a metal spoon, fold the egg whites into the lemon mixture. Spoon the mixture into the prepared mould and place the mould in the refrigerator. Chill the mixture for 4 hours or until it is set.
Remove the mould from the refriger-ator and run a knife around the edge. Turn the dessert out on to a serving dish and serve at once.