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How is gelatine prepared when it is to be used for desserts?

What points should be considered in the selection of desserts?

Describe the preparation of oranges for salads and desserts.

They are intended for desserts, and are also useful as a stomachic, to carry in the pocket on journeys, and for gouty stomachs.

However, all desserts over here are 'sweets' and fruit is dessert.

Whatever my just desserts are, they'll overtake me fast enough.

They are not essential in all desserts and saving in their use should begin at that point.

Sweet sauces will be left until the desserts are treated of.

Serve with some desserts, fruit or other salads, and with cottage cheese.

We have not yet perhaps known how to draw the line as to desserts.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1600, from Middle French dessert (mid-16c.) "last course," literally "removal of what has been served," from desservir "clear the table," literally "un-serve," from des- "remove, undo" (see dis-) + Old French servir "to serve" (see serve (v.)).

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