From the digital version of The Thorough Good Cook
by George Augustus Sala: A rare antique cookbook
originally published in 1896 for those who want to kick
it Olde Skool!
Put two pounds of butter in some warm place over-
night, where it will gradually become soft without at the
same time melting. Take two quarters of flour, and mix
with half a pound of loaf-sugar in powder ; add these to
the butter, and knead the whole till it appears like a dough;
then add a tablespoonful or two of yeast ; again knead it,
and roll out into cakes the proper size and thickness.
Ornament the edges with comfits, having previously pricked
the cakes with a fork.