Prepare a thin batter from a little flour, 3 glasses good milk, and 2 full spoons of the very best thick yeast (or 4–5 zolotniki dry yeast mixed in 2 spoons milk). Set the batter in a warm place to rise thoroughly, beat well, and add 4 eggs, 1 spoon butter, ½ glass milk, 2 heaping cups sugar, 1 teaspoon ground cardamom, and flour. Knead into a very thick dough, let rise again, then knead the dough for a very long time. Shape into Vyborg twists and let them rise on a baking sheet. Just before putting them into the oven, drop each twist into boiling water, then set them on hay spread over the oven floor.