Required: One pound of strawberries.

Three-quarters of a pound of lump sugar.

One and a half pints of boiling water.

Vanilla.

Cochineal.

Whipped cream.

Stalk the strawberries, lay them in a bowl, and pour over them the f o 11 o w.i ng syrup:

Put the sugar into a clean, bright pan with the water, and boil quickly with the lid off till the quantity is reduced to half. Keep it well skimmed. Then flavour with vanilla (or liqueur, if preferred), colour it a pretty pink with cochineal, and pour it over the strawberries.

Garnish with little heaps of whipped and flavoured cream, and hand with them pink and white wafers. Cost, 8d., without cream.