XMAS SNOW

1 oz. gelatine
1 pint cold water
6 egg whites
Juice of 4 lemons
3/4 lb. loaf sugar

Pour cold water over gelatine, and allow to soak for a few minutes.  Then put into saucepan with sugar and lemon juice.  Simmer gently, stirring constantly until gelatine has all dissolved, then pour out and place aside until cold and beginning to set.   Beat in whites of eggs and whip until the whole stiffens and assumes the appearance of snow.

Pile up roughly—preferably on a silver dish and decorate with crystallized cherries, angelica and silver "Cachous."  This is an extremely pretty dish, yet without any richness, an advantage where children are concerned.