Required : Four ounces of butter. Two ounces of castor sugar. Half a teaspoonful of vanilla or lemon-juice or four teaspoonfuls of brandy. A dust of nutmeg.

Beat the butter to a cream, add the sugar gradually, and beat the mixture until it is light and frothy, and add the flavouring.

Heap the mixture in a glass dish, sprinkle over a dust of nutmeg, and keep it in a cold place; or, better still, on ice until it is required. Cost, 5d.