• 1 egg white
• a damp cloth
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
• 1 tablespoon cold water
• sifted confectioners’ sugar
• 2 tablespoons condensed milk
Ask your mother to show you how to separate the yolk from the white of the egg. Pour the yolk into a small bowl and put it into the refrigerator. Pour the white into a large mixing bowl. The egg white is all you use to make this kind of candy.
Add water, milk, and vanilla to egg white. Beat with a fork until they are well mixed.
Sift the confectioners’ sugar with a flour sifter. Slowly pour the sugar into the mixture and stir well. Keep adding sugar until the mixture is thick and stiff enough to pick up gobs of it. Be sure your hands are clean. Squeeze the mixture with your fingers until it is smooth.
Cover the bowl with a damp cloth.
After about an hour, take the cloth off. With clean hands, pick up lumps of the mixture and shape them into small balls. Roll each ball in confectioners’ sugar, and your candy is ready to eat.
If you wish, stick a cherry, a walnut, or raisins in the center of the ball to make it look pretty.