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Portuguese Walnut Squares

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“Women's Day Collectors Cookbook Dec '66. Remains fresh for 3 weeks at room temperature if airtight.”
16 squares

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and sugar using electric mixer, if available.
  2. Add egg and beat well.
  3. Add vanilla, milk, and 2 Tbsp of port.
  4. Grind or grate, chop very fine, or whirl in blender 1 cup nuts.
  5. Place in mixing bowl.
  6. Add dry ingredients and stir.
  7. Fold in butter/egg mixture to make a batter; do not over-beat.
  8. Spoon into a lightly buttered and floured 9 inches square pan.
  9. Bake in moderate oven 350F 15-20 min or until cake tests done.
  10. As soon as the cake is removed from the oven, brush top with 2-3 Tbsp of port.
  11. Cool to room temperature.
  12. Mix well confectioners sugar, salt, 1 Tbsp softened butter, and 1 Tbsp of port, or enough to obtain a glaze of spreading consistancy. Tint a light pink with a little red food coloring.
  13. Spread cake with glaze.
  14. Sprinkle with chopped walnuts.
  15. Set until firm.
  16. Cut into 16 squares.

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