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Thursday, November 08, 2007

My Dessert

I actually made this before I left for New York, but never got a chance to write about it . . .


  • Egg Whites -beaten to a froth.
  • Oranges -mashed to a pulp (with a few slices left for decoration at the top)
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Vegetable Oil (Only a small amount)
While beating the eggs, add the oranges, sugar, and oil.

Place the mixture in the freezer
  • Enjoy!

While eating the ice cream (Though it's more of a Sorbet), here are a few facts to chew on too . . .

  • Ancient civilizations had saved ice for cold foods for thousands of years. Mesopotamia has the earliest icehouses in existence, 4,000 years ago, beside the Euphrates River, where the wealthy stored items to keep them cold. The pharaohs of Egypt had ice shipped to them. In the fifth century BC, ancient Greeks sold snow cones mixed with honey and fruit in the markets of Athens.[citation needed] Persians, having mastered the storage of ice, ate ice cream well into summer. Roman emperor Nero (37–68) had ice brought from the mountains and combined with fruit toppings. Today's ice treats likely originated with these early ice delicacies.
  • Oranges originated in southeast Asia, in either India, Vietnam[citation needed] or southern China[citation needed]. The fruit of Citrus sinensis is called sweet orange to distinguish it from Citrus aurantium, the bitter orange. The English name derives from the Sanskrit naranga-s ("orange tree"). In a number of languages, it is known as a "Chinese apple" (e.g. Dutch Sinaasappel, "China's apple").
  • Crusaders . . . brought sugar home with them to Europe after their campaigns in the Holy Land, where they encountered caravans carrying "sweet salt". Crusade chronicler William of Tyre, writing in the late 12th century, described sugar as "very necessary for the use and health of mankind".
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Perez said...

Great facts!
Your ice cream/sorbet sounds like a wonderful treat right now.
Take care

Mottel said...

So make some and tell me what you think . . .

Sefirah said...

looks like potato salad

yudi said...

"citation needed"... you're a great citation yourself!!

Mottel said...

The 'citation needed' is from wikipedia