To Make Wormwood-cakes

Sift fine Sugar thro' an Hair Sieve, and cover it with Carmine; wet

it more than a Candy with Water; boil it pretty fast 'till it is

almost at a Candy Height; then put in about three Drops of Spirit of

Wormwood, and fill it into little Coffins made of Cards; when it

boils in the Coffins it is enough; you must not boil above half a

Pound at a Time, or less: The Spirit of Wormwood must be that which

looks black, and as thick as Oil, and must have two or three Boils

in the Cakes after you put it in.