Orange Spice Pomander

I found this handwritten recipe in one of the many second hand community cook-books I search through for old-fashioned traditional recipes.

  • Whole oranges
  • Whole cloves
  • Powdered orris root
  • Ground cinnamon

Select firm oranges. Stick cloves into orange skin, until rind is all covered. Roll orange in equal parts orris and cinnamon. Pat in as much powder as orange will take.

Wrap in tissue paper and set aside for several weeks. Remove paper, shake off superfluous powder.

To hang in closets, tie with a length of ribbon, ending in a loop. Use also in drawers or linen shelves.

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