April 06, 2018

WHITE FRUIT BARS

Ingredients:
Shortening - 2/3 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Eggs - 2 (separated)
Sherry flavouring - 1 tbsp
Almond flavouring - 1/4 tsp
All purpose flour - 1 3/4 cups
Baking powder - 2 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Cream - 1 cup
Flaked coconut - 1/2 cup
Citron - 1/4 cup (chopped)
Blanched almonds - 1/2 cup (chopped)
Pecans - 1/4 cup ( chopped)
Easy creamy icing

Method:

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix together shortening, sugar, egg yolks, and flavouring until fluffy.
  • Measure flour by dipping method or by sifting.
  • Blend dry ingredients and add alternatively with cream to the shortening mixture, starting and ending with dry ingredients.
  • Mix only enough to blend after each addition. 
  • Stir in coconut, citron, and nuts.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into dough.
  • Spread in greased oblong pan and bake about 30 minutes.
  • Spread with icing while still warm.
  • When cool, cut into bars.
  • Cookies improve with mellowing; so bake at least 24 hours before serving.
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