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 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Russian
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    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)
    6                    Eggs
    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
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