Almond Icing

Quarter pound ground almonds

Quarter pound ground almonds, ¼ lb. icing sugar, 2 oz. castor sugar, few drops essence of almonds; bind ground almonds with egg (yolk will do), and mix well together; sift icing sugar on board, and roll altogether, smoothing it into a paste with knife dipped in hot water; roll to size of cake, and lay on top.