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This recipe is from Chocolate and Cocoa Recipes, a little chocolate cookbook printed in 1909. Note it has an uncooked egg white, which shouldn't be given to young children, the elderly, or people with compromised immune systems.

  • White of 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoonfuls of cold water
  • Sifted confectioner's sugar
  • Almond or rose extract
  • Preserved ginger
  • Candied cherries
  • Candied apricots
  • Halves of almond
  • Halves of pecan nuts
  • 1/2 a pound of Baker's "Dot" Chocolate

Use the first four ingredients in making uncooked fondant. (Caramel syrup is a great addition to this fondant, especially if nuts are to be used. Use three tablespoonfuls of syrup and one tablespoonful of water with one egg white instead of the two tablespoonfuls of water indicated in the recipe). Work the fondant for some time, then break off little bits and wrap around small pieces of the fruit, then roll in the hollow of the hand into balls or oblongs. For other candies, roll a piece of the fondant into a ball, flatten it with the fingers and use to cover a whole pecan or English walnut meat. Set each shape on a plate as it is finished. They will harden very quickly. Dip these, one by one, in Baker's "Dot" Chocolate and set on an oil cloth.







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