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Glossing Dried Prunes

Categories: Fruit Growing

Will you give the method for giving the gloss to dried French prunes?

There are various methods. One pound of glycerine to 20 gallons of

water; a quick dip in the mixture very hot gives a good finish. Where a

clear bloom rather than a shine, is desired, five pounds of common salt

to 100 gallons of water, also dipped hot, gives a good effect. Some use

a thin syrup made by boiling small prunes in water (by stove or steam)

and thinning with water to produce the result desired. Steam cooking

avoids bad flavor by burning. The salt dip is probably the most widely