Eight eggs, 1lb of castor sugar, 12oz of sugar. Beat the eggs well and add the suger; repeat the beating, and sift in the flour by degrees. Continue the beating. Flour some baking sheets, and drop the mixture by spoonfuls on the sheet, allowing space between the cakes for swelling. Put them in the oven as quickly as possible, and when they have risen, move the baking sheet to a cooler part of the oven, until they are of a golden colour and coated over with a white icing.