For nine decades, Our State has made its way into homes across North Carolina, the United States, and the world. To celebrate, every month this year, we’re paying tribute to the readers who inspire us, offering a taste of our earliest recipes, and revisiting old stories with new insights. Follow along to find out how our past has shaped our present.
July 29, 1939 • Longtime columnist “Carol Dare” was actually a pseudonym adopted by The State’s publishers’ wives over the years. Sibyl Goerch, the original publisher’s wife, created this recipe, which became so popular among readers that “Carol” republished it in subsequent issues.
Yield: Approximately 4 cups.
2 egg whites 1½ cups granulated sugar 1 cup orange juice ½ cup lemon juice (about 2 to 3 lemons)
Using an electric mixer, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, boil sugar and 1 cup water for 5 minutes.
Pour sugar water over egg whites and gently fold ingredients together. Egg whites will not dissolve completely. Let cool.
Add 1 cup cold water, orange juice, and lemon juice to sugar mixture and stir. Freeze mixture overnight. Remove from freezer and let thaw, about 15 to 20 minutes. Use an electric mixer to incorporate partially frozen ingredients. Return to freezer until ready to serve.
To commemorate our 90th anniversary, we’ve compiled a time line that highlights the stories, contributors, and themes that have shaped this magazine — and your view of the Old North State — using nine decades of our own words.