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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.”
READY IN:
35mins
SERVES:
16
YIELD:
16 squares
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  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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