This section is from the book "A New Book Of Cookery", by Fannie Merritt Farmer. See also: How to Cook Everything: 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food.
Pare long selected cucumbers and cut in box-shaped pieces two inches long, one and one-half inches wide and one and one-fourth inches high; then cut in thin slices, crosswise, keeping in original shape. Soak one-half teaspoon granulated gelatine in two teaspoons cold water five minutes. Set cup containing gelatine in small saucepan of boiling water and stir until gelatine has dissolved. Strain, cool and add gradually to one cup Mayonnaise Dressing. Spread cucumber boxes evenly with prepared Mayonnaise Dressing, and garnish with small rounds of red pepper and diamond-shaped pieces of truffle, arranged in regular fashion. Arrange in nests of crisp lettuce leaves.
Rector Salad. - Page 196.