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Preparation of special diets:
1. Fruit juice:
Use a fruit squeezer to extract the juice of a lemon or lime. Strain the juice through a seive. Add an equal quantity of drinking water and sugar or glucose to sweeten.
2. Barley water:
Wash the barley. Add two tablespoons to a little of cold water. Bring to boil and simmer gently for one hour. Strain and add limejuice and sugar for taste.
Boil some clean water. Pour a little boiling water into the teapot to warm it, and pour this away. Put tea-leaves into the teapot (about 1 teaspoonful per person) and pour on boiling water, cover the teapot and leave it to stand for about 2 minutes before serving. Add a little milk and sugar or limejuice.
4. Egg flip:
Beat up an egg and then add to it a tumbler full of warm milk slowly, beating all the time. Add a little sugar or glucose if desired.
5. Boiled egg:
A lightly boiled egg, cooked but still soft, is easily digested and suitable for the sick and for infants. The egg in its shell is placed gently into a pan of boiling water and kept boiling for three to four minutes.
6. Poached egg:
This too is suitable for those on a light diet. Break the shell, taking care not to break the egg-yolk, and pour the egg into the shallow pan of boiling water. Cook gently until the white part is opaque. Take it out with a flat spoon. It is usually served on a slice of toast with or without butter, and a little salt.
7. Albumen water:
The white of egg is only used. Separate the white from the yolk. Cut with a knife to break up the membrane and then add it to about 150 ml of water, stirring well or it may be mixed by shaking gently in a screw-topped jar. Strain before serving, and add a little limejuice or glucose if desired.
This is prepared from curds. It contains fats, sugars, salts and vitamins but no protein. Break up the curds with a fork and then drain off the whey by straining through gauze.
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