Melt a pound of butter by putting it into a skillet on hot coals. Then set it away to cool. Sift two quarts of oatmeal into a deep pan, and mix with it a pound of powdered sugar and a table-spoonful of powdered cinnamon and mace. Make a hole in the middle, put in the melted butter, and mix it with a knife till you have formed of the whole a lump of dough. If it is too stiff, moisten it with a little rose water. Knead it well, and roll it out into a large oval sheet, an inch thick. Cut it down the middle, and then across, so as to divide it into four cakes. Prick them with a fork, and crimp or scollop the edges neatly. Lay them in shallow pans; set them in a quick oven and bake them of a light brown. This cake will keep a week or two.
You may mix in with the dough half a pound of currants, picked, washed, and dried.