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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Walnut Coconut Squares With Citrus Frosting

Walnut-Coconut Squares with Citrus Frosting

The recipe came from an old newspaper article that's probably close to a hundred years old. A few changes were made but primarily remains in tack
1 c. butter
2 c. flour
Cream butter and flour in large bowl with pastry blender. Grease a 9 x 13-inch pan, and smush mixture into pan to make crust. Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes.
While crust is baking, prepare filling.
4 eggs
1/4 c. flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1 1/4 c. shredded coconut
1 1/2 c. brown sugar
1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 t. vanilla
1 c. chopped nuts (I used pecans)
Mix all together.

Spread over baked crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, make frosting.
rind of 1 orange, grated
2 t. fresh lemon juice
2 T. orange juice
3 T. cream (I used this in lieu of the 2 egg yolks in the original recipe. If you don't have any, I'm sure milk would work fine)
about 2 c. powdered sugar
Mix all together until frosting is smooth. Drizzle over warm (cooked) cake and spread.
So here's the question: Have we all had enough sugar yet?

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