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Sweets/Treats Ambrosia

ambrosia
(from Dixie Cookery; Or, How I Managed My Table for Twelve Years, Maria Massey Barringer, 1867)

Ingredients:

cocoanut​
sugar​
pulped oranges​

Instructions:

Grate the white part of the cocoanut, sweeten with a little sugar, and place in a glass bowl, in alternate layers with pulped oranges, having a layer of cocoanut on top. Serve in ice-cream plates or saucers.​
 
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