Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cherry-Nut Bars

Cherry-Nut Bars
½ cup sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1 package (8oz) dry cherries finely chopped
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
Confectioners’ sugar

1.                  Preheat oven to 350F.  Lightly grease a 13-by-9-by-2 inch pan.
2.                  Sift flour with baking powder and salt; set aside.
3.                  In small bowl of electric mixer, at medium speed, beat eggs until light.
4.                  Gradually add granulated sugar, beating until smooth and fluffy.
5.                  At low speed, beat in flour mixture until well combined.
6.                  Stir in cherries and nuts; mix thoroughly. 
7.                   Spread evenly in prepared pan.
8.                  Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden.   Cool slightly.
9.                  With sharp knife, cut into 30 bars while still warm.  Let cool completely in pan, before removing.
10.              To serve, roll in confectioners’ sugar.

Cherry-Nut Bars were made and prepared by Shirley-Ann Pearman

Photography by Shirley-Ann Pearman

Recipe was taken from McCall CookBook, the chapter on “Bar Cookies”, page 192 an edition of between 1950 – 1960s. 

In addition, to the original recipe which was named Date-Nut Bars, Cherries was used instead of dates.

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