Holiday recipes from Charleston Receipts, the nation’s oldest Junior League cookbook, published in 1950 and now in its thirty-fifth printing.


  • 1 Pint whipping cream
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla
  • 5 egg whites
  • Sherry
  • 1/4 Cup cold milk
  • 1/4 Cup warm milk
  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon gelatine
  • Lady fingers, split


Step 1:

Whip cream until stiff, add vanilla and sugar, also sherry to taste.

Step 2:

Soften gelatine in cold milk, then dissolve in warm milk.

Step 3:

When cool add to above mixture, beating the cream all of the time.

Step 4:

Add beaten egg whites.

Step 5:

Pour in bowl or dessert glasses line with lady fingers.