Lemon, 1,

Cornstarch, 2 tablespoons (dissolved in cold water),

Eggs (beaten separately), 3. Sugar, 1 scant cup,

Put the grated rind and the juice of the lemon into 2 cupsful of water, and when it boils, stir the cornstarch into it. When it thickens a little, sweeten it to taste with a scant cup of sugar, and then add the beaten yolks of the eggs.

When taken from the fire, stir in the whites, beaten to a stiff froth. Be careful not to get it too thick, as it should be creamy, and it is thicker when it is cold.