Heat one cup of molasses, mix it with two cups of brown sugar and three
eggs, reserving one white for the icing; add one level teaspoon of
baking-soda that has been dissolved in a little milk, then put in
alternately a little flour and a cup of milk; now add one tablespoon of
mixed spices, half cup of brandy, one small cup each of chopped nuts and
citron, and lastly, flour enough to make a stiff batter. Place in
shallow pans and bake slowly. When done, cover with icing and cut in
squares or strips.
Icing for Lebkuchen.--One cup of powdered sugar added to the beaten
white of one egg; flavor with one teaspoon of brandy or lemon juice.