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Mint Jelly

The following recipe was transcribed ver batim from 

The Times-Democrat

New Orleans, Louisiana

September 1, 1911

Pour two cupfuls of boiling water over a bunch of fresh bruised mint leaves, then steep, closely covered, for twenty or thirty minutes. Strain, and to a pint of the liquid add one package of currant, lemon or other acid patent jelly, or half a package of gelatin that has been soaked in a little cold water, reserved from the amount measured out from the tea. Add sugar to sweeten and lemon juice to make as acid as desired, stir until dissolved, and set away to cool. As it begins to thicken, pour into tiny individual molds and set away to harden. When cold turn out and garnish with tiny sprigs of mint.

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