Wartime Wednesdays: Grape Ice.
LEARN TO MEASURE ACCURATELY---All the measurements in this book, and in most modern cook-books and magazines, are level. It will not do to use a heaping teaspoon, tablespoon or cup when a level one is meant. To change proportions by wrong measuring causes poor results, for example:
Too much flour will make a cake dry and crumbly, bread solid and heavy, sauces thick and pasty.
Too much fat will make cakes oily and may cause them to fall; it will make grease-soaked doughnuts and greasy gravies and sauces.
Too much sugar will make a cake with a hard crust, or a sticky cake; it makes soft, sticky jelly.
Too much liquid will make a cake that falls easily.
Too much soda gives a disagreeable taste and bad color to breads and cakes.
---The Victory Binding of the American Woman's Cook Book, Wartime Edition, published 1943
Sweet and refreshing, and a nice way to deal with 90+ degree heat.
Sugar and water are boiled five minutes, add in grape, orange and lemon juices. Mix, strain and freeze.
The book gives no directions for that, assuming you know what to do. Fortunately, I did.
Couldn't be easier, so quick, and definitely hits the spot. That overheated, I thought this was supposed to be the beginning of autumn, spot.
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