3/4 cup butter.

1 cup brown sugar.

3 eggs.

1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon lemon extract 1/2 cup raisins, figs or dates meats 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon soda 80 minims hydrochloric acid (C. P).

1/2 cup chopped walnut.

(This amount of soda and hydrochloric acid is equivalent to 4 teaspoons of baking powder).

Cream the butter and sugar, beat the egg yolks until light and lemon colored and add to the butter and sugar. Add the hydrochloric acid. Sift the dry ingredients together, and chop the walnut meats very fine. Clean the raisins and dip in a little of the flour. If figs or dates are used, clean and cut into one-fourth inch pieces and dredge in flour. Beat the whites of the eggs until stiff and fold into the former mixture, then fold in the flour, and lastly the fruit and nuts. Drop on buttered squares of tin and bake in a moderate oven until a rich brown color.