RECIPE: Washington Nut Bars

khandiDecember 15, 2006

This is a delicious bar recipe that my mother always makes during a family getogether. It's like a buttertart square! Try it, you won't be disappointed. It comes from her 1952 cookbook that she got when she bought her first set of pots and pans.

Washington Nut Bars

1 cup cake flour

2 tbsp brown sugar

½ cup shortening

2 eggs, beaten

1/3 cup sugar

2/3 cup dark corn syrup

3 tbsp butter, melted

1 tsp vanilla

2/3 cup chopped walnuts

Rub together well, flour, sifted brown sugar, and the shortening. Pat into 8x8-inch pan and bake in moderate oven 350 F for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cover with following mixture:

Beat eggs, add sugar, corn syrup, melted butter, flavouring and nuts.

Bake at 350 F for 25 minutes. Makes 32 (1x2-inch) bars.

NOTE: When using all-purpose flour, remove 2 tablespoons of flour from every cup called for in the recipe and add 1 tablespoon of cornstarch

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So glad I visited this forum and caught your family recipes! (and on the Recipe Exchange)
My mother's I treasure also. Many from the Vancouver Province newspaper. They knew outstanding baking in those days.

Thank You.

    Bookmark   December 17, 2006 at 2:04AM
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