This section is from the book "Mrs. Allen's Cook Book", by Mrs. Ida C. Bailey Allen. See also: The Conscious Cook: Delicious Meatless Recipes That Will Change the Way You Eat.
Use canned fruit. Drain well, and cook for a few minutes in a heavy sugar syrup, made of 1 cupful of sugar and 1/3 cupful of water. Then roll thickly in granulated sugar. Lay on cheesecloth in a pan and dry for several hours in a very slow oven, or on the radiator. Sprinkle on more granulated sugar if it seems necessary.
1 cupful figs
Put the fruits and nuts through the food chopper, add the lemon juice and knead until thoroughly mixed. Toss on a board well-dusted with powdered sugar, roll out to 1/4 inch thickness and cut into rounds with a small cutter
Table Set For Formal Christmas Dinner.
Wipe the mint leaves dry and boil for a minute in a syrup made of 1 cupful of sugar and 1/4 cupful of water. Drain and dry over night. Then brush each leaf slightly with beaten egg white and dust with granulated sugar. Place on a cake rack covered with waxed paper and dry in a very slow oven, or on a radiator. Checkerberries may be prepared in the same way, if the preliminary boiling is increased to five minutes.