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Lemon Sorbet

This Victorian recipe was used to cleanse the pallet between the meat and game courses.

Ingredients                                         Cooking Utensils                                Serving Utensils

2 tsp. gelatin                                         measuring cup                                       sorbet dishes

2 1/2 cups water                                   measuring spoons                                dessert spoons

3/4 cup white granulated sugar         2 small bowls

3/4 cup lemon juice                             strainer

1 tsp. lemon rind                                 grater

2 eggs                                                  cookpot

lemon reamer

wooden spoon

electric mixer

freezer container

Separate the eggs.  In the mixing bowl beat the egg whites until they form peaks.  Squeeze the lemon.  Grate the lemon rind.  In a small bowl soak the gelatin in 1/4 cup cold water.  Boil 2 1/4 cups water and the sugar in the cookpot on the stove over medium high heat 10 minutes.  Dissolve the gelatin in the hot syrup.  Chill the mixture in the refrigerator.  Place the mixture in a freezer container.  Add the lemon juice and grated rind.  Fold in the egg whites and place in the freezer to chill.  The sorbet may mix better if it is slightly frozen.  When the sorbet is ready it will have a light, slushy consistency.  This could take several days depending on your freezer.  Place 1 or 2 small scoops of sorbet in each serving dish and serve chilled.  The sorbet must be made in advance of the dinner.