|Cream of tartar||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Sifted powdered sugar||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Almond extract||1 Teaspoon|
1 Preheat the oven to 250°Fahrenheit.
2 In a bowl, beat egg whites until foamy.
3 Add in cream of tartar, mixing well.
4 Continue beating until egg whites hold a stiff peak.
5 Gradually, mix in sugar and powdered sugar, one tablespoon at a time, beating well after each addition.
6 Add in extract, allspice and mace; beating constantly for another 2 minutes.
7 From heavy brown paper, cut four 8-inch circles
8 Divide meringue into 4 parts .
9 Over the circles of paper, spread evenly.
10 Place on baking sheets.
11 Bake in the oven for 1 hour 15 minutes.
12 Remove from the oven.
13 Allow to cool.
14 Remove paper from bottom of meringue layers and serve as desired.