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Ingredients

1 envelope unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup sugar, divided
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 eggs, separated
1/2 cup cold water
1/4 cup green creme de menthe
1/4 cup white creme de cacao
Chocolate crumb crust
Whipped cream for garnish
Chopped pistachio nuts for garnish
Chopped cherries for garnish

Instructions

In medium sauce pan, combine gelatin, 1/4 cup sugar and salt. In small bowl, beat egg yolks and water. Together, stir into gelatin mixture. Place over low heat; stirring constantly until gelatin dissolves and mixture thickens slightly; about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in creme de menthe and creme de cacao. Chill, stirring occasionally until mixture is consistency of unbeaten egg white. Beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry. Gradually add remaining 1/4 cup sugar; beat until very stiff. Fold into gelatin mixture. Turn into chocolate crumb crust; chill until firm. Garnish with wreath of whipped cream. Sprinkle with pistachio nuts and cherries.

Annie Goellnitz
Davenport



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1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
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