|Sugar||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|All purpose flour||4 Cup (64 tbs), sifted|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Grated lemon rind||1|
|Candied citron||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped|
|Unblanched almonds||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), ground|
Beat the eggs until fluffy in an electric mixer set at medium speed.
Gradually add the sugar, beating constantly.
Then continue beating 15 minutes longer.
Sift the flour with the baking powder, salt, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, and mace.
Add to the beaten egg mixture in thirds, blending thoroughly after each addition: mix the lemon rind, citron, and almonds in the last third before adding.
Turn half the dough out onto a lightly floured board.