Pound Cake

White sugar, 1 lb.;

Butter, ¾ lb.;

Eggs, 10;

Flour, 1 lb.;

Currants, 1 teacupful;

Mace, ½ teaspoonful;

Nutmeg, ½ (grated).

Beat a pound of fine white sugar, and three quarters of a pound of butter to a cream; beat up ten eggs, the whites and yolks separately; add the yolks to the butter and sugar, half a teaspoonful of mace, and half a grated nutmeg; mix well together, and add the whites of the eggs; stir in a pound of flour thoroughly, and then add a teacupful of currants, washed and dried. Bake in a rather quick oven.

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