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1 Dozen Eggs
1 Pound Powder Sugar
1 Pound Granulated Sugar
Cream of Tarter


Separate yolks from whites of eggs. Beat the whites and add 1 pound powder sugar and a pinch of cream of tarter. Beat this mixture vigorously. Next, beat egg yolks in a separate bowl, until a lemon color. Add 1 pound granulated sugar to the yolk mixture and beat until stiff. Fold egg white mixture into yolk mixture. Refrigerate.

Jodie Lightner-Smith
Port Byron, Illinois

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