Black Caps Par Excellence

For the Second-Course, or for Dessert

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By Eliza Acton

Published 1845

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  • Norfolk biffins, 12
  • rinds fresh lemons, 1 to 2
  • candied orange-rind, 2 to 3 oz


Cut a dozen fine Norfolk biffins in two without paring them, scoop out the cores, and fill the cavities with thin strips of fresh lemon-rind and with candied orange-peel. Cover the bottom of a flat shallow tin with a thick layer of fine pale brown sugar, press the two halves of each apple together, and place them closely in the tin; pour half a