Newington Snow

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

2 lemons

3 oz. sugar grated rind of

1 lemon

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.

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