Cut the crusts from a 3/4 inch slice of fruit or graham bread. Spread with butter and over each put small cubes of orange, amounting to about one-half an orange. On top of this put a spoonful of whipped cream. This simple dessert may be varied by using different fruits, such as pineapple, very ripe bananas, soaked or steamed prunes or other sauces. The addition of a spoonful of whipped cream makes a dainty dessert for what would otherwise be a plain sandwich.
Cut stale bread quite thin, cover with a layer of fruit, such as berries, sliced peaches, segmented oranges, sliced ripe banana, etc. On top of this spread another layer of bread, press firmly together, trim and serve with a generous helping of whipped cream. This is a very simple dessert, and a particularly good one for children^
2 cups dates.
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind.
1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind.
2 teaspoons butter.
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Immerse the dates in cold water. Remove the stones and wash in hot water. Put seeded dates to cook in an equal quantity of boiling water, together with the grated lemon rind and orange rind, and cook until tender and quite dry. Rub them through a colander and add the butter and powdered cinnamon.
Prepare the Steamed Rice recipe and turn into oblong pans. Let cool and cut into two-inch squares. Open a quart can of peeled apricots, add 1 cup sugar and cook 5 minutes. Arrange a square of steamed rice on a dessert plate with two half apricots beside it. Pour over it a spoonful of the syrup from the apricots, and on top serve a spoonful of whipped cream. Chop pistachio nuts quite finely and sprinkle on top of the whipped cream.
3/4 cup minute tapioca or sago 1 quart water.
1 cup sugar 3 egg whites 3 diced bananas.
2 tablespoons lemon juice.
Cook the tapioca in the water until transparent. Add lemon juice and sugar and pour over the beaten egg white, beating constantly. Stir in the bananas which have been diced, not too finely. Cool and serve with cream or whipped cream.
3/4 cup minute or pearl tapioca Cold water to cover 2 1/2 cups boiling water.
3/4 Cup lemon juice.
3/4 cup sugar.
1 cup finely cut pineapple.
1/4 teaspoon salt.
Soak the pearl tapioca in cold water to cover for several hours or use the minute tapioca which does not require soaking. Drain and add the boiling water and the salt. Cook in a double boiler until thoroughly transparent. Then add the sugar and lemon juice. Cut sliced pineapple into small pieces and stir into the tapioca. Serve cold.
1/ pound apricots.
1/2 cup sugar.
Wash and sort the fruit, cover with cold water and soak several hours, or over night. Long soaking improves all dried fruits. Put to cook in enough water to cover and bring to the boiling point. Drain and cover again with cold water. Cook slowly until the apricots are tender, then add the sugar. Stir lightly and cook 5 minutes. Serve cold.