Place 2 cups of New Orleans molasses and 3/4 cup of brown sugar in a
stew-pan on the range and cook; when partly finished cooking (this may
be determined by a teaspoonful of the mixture forming a soft ball when
dropped in water), add 1 tablespoonful of flour, moistened with a
small quantity of water, and cook until a teaspoonful of the mixture
becomes brittle when dropped in cold water; at this stage add 1 scant
teaspoonful of baking soda (salaratus). Stir, then add 1 cup of
coarsely chopped black walnut meats; stir all together thoroughly, and
pour into buttered pans to become cool.