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Date Meringues
Date Meringues (using blanched almonds, powdered sugar and flavored with bitter almond extract)
Originated from: Italy
Occasion: Any time
Contributed by: Taken from "The European Cookbook for American Homes" by the Browns (1936)

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3 egg whites
1/2 cup blanched almonds
1 1/8 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup pitted dates, chopped fine
4 drops bitter almond extract


Beat egg whites till stiff, but not dry.

Add sugar gradually, then dates and almonds.

Shape with spoon on a baking sheet covered with heavy paper. Flavor with almond.

Bake 45 to 50 minutes in slow oven (around 250 F. degrees).


The recipe in this entry was taken from "The European Cookbook for American Homes, from Italy, Spain, Portugal and France" by The Browns, Cora, Rose and Bob (New York: Farrar & Rinehart, 1936). For the complete copyright-free cookbook visit www.archive.org. Photo: Mary Melfi.

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