Korobovki apples* are sold in St. Petersburg in September. They must be peeled, but keep the stems and leave them whole because they are not large. After peeling, immediately plunge them into cold water. Then drop them into boiling water. When they have come to a boil, remove them with a slotted spoon and immediately drop them into a large quantity of cold water. Let them stand awhile. Then weigh the apples and, for
*Korobovki apples are an old Russian variety; the fruit is small, aromatic, and sweet with a slight tartness.
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