4 lb Cream cheese
1 1/2 lb Fresh butter
1 lb Vanilla castor sugar (close
-vanilla pod with the sugar
-in tin for a few
Days before making)
1 lb Stoned raisins (???)
1/4 lb Sultanas
1/4 lb Chopped cherries
blanched almonds angelica (????)
Pass the cream cheese and butter together through a sieve - it must be
absolutely smooth and well blended. Put the vanilla sugar into a bowl.
Separate the eggs and add the egg yolks to the sugar, beat until white.
Stir in the raisins, sultanas and cherries. Add this to the cheese mixture,
mixing all thoroughly together. Beat the egg whites to a stiff snow and
fold into the mixture. Put inot a muslin bag, or if possible,a wicker
cheese basket lined with butter muslin or a similar receptacle which will
allow any surplus moisture to drain off. Put in a cold place for 24 hours.
Unmould and decorate with almonds or angelica. Cherries may also be used.
Makes 12 helpings. (this is best when made in a large quantity.)
Origin: Mrs Beeton's Cookery Book Shared by: Sharon Stevens
From Gemini's MASSIVE MealMaster collection at www.synapse.com/~gemini