1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
8 tbsp. (1 stick/4 oz./113g) unsalted butter
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/4 cup orange juice
Zest of 1 orange, finely grated
Confectioners' sugar, for dusting top
Orange Glaze (see recipe below) optional
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
2 tbsp. fresh squeezed orange juice
1). Preheat oven to 375 degrees F/190 degrees C). Lightly butter an 8-inch square baking pan.
In a bowl, combine the flour and confectioners' sugar. Cut in the butter until it is absorbed. Press the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes.
In a bowl, beat together all the ingredients. Pour the mixture over the baked crust. Return the pan to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the filling is set.
4). Cool on a rack, then chill. Before serving, dust the top with confectioners' sugar.
5). If desired, while still hot, thinly spread with Orange Glaze (optional). Cool, and cut into 8 or 9 squares or bars.
To Make Orange Glaze:
In bowl, gradually blend a small amount of sugar into softened butter. Add orange juice and remaining sugar; stir to blend well. Spread over hot orange bars; cool; and cut into 8 or 9 squares or bars. Top with confectioners' sugar.
Makes 8-9 bars.
Photograph taken by Diana Baker Woodall© 2002
Date: September 13, 2002