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                       Strawberry Snow (Mansikkalumi)
 Recipe By     : Foods of the World (Time Life)
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2      cups          fresh hulled strawberries -- or
    2      10 oz packag  frozen whole strawberries -- defrosted &
                          -- drained
      1/2  cup           sugar
    4                    egg whites
           pinch         salt
      3/4  cup           heavy cream -- stiffly whipped
   12      whole         strawberries -- to 16
 ( A Finnish Dessert)
 With the back of a large spoon, rub the fresh or thoroughly defrosted frozen st
 rawberries through a fine sieve into a small mixing bowl.  Stir into this puree
  the 1/2 cup sugar, a little at a time.
 Using a balloon-type wire whisk, beat the egg whites and salt vigorously in a l
 arge bowl (preferably of unlined copper) until the whites are stiff enough to f
 orm unweavering peaks when the beater is lifted out of the bowl. With a gentle 
 under-over cutting motion rather than a stirring motion, use a rubber spatula t
 o fold first the strawberry puree and then the whipped cream into the egg white
 s.  Pour the strawberry snow into an attractive serving bowl, or individual des
 sert bowls, and decorate with the whole strawberries.  This dessert can be serv
 ed at once, or it may be refrigerated for a few hours and served later in the d
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