Portuguese Walnut Squares

Recipe by Chef #496082
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READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 16
YIELD: 16 squares
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cream butter and sugar using electric mixer, if available.
  • Add egg and beat well.
  • Add vanilla, milk, and 2 Tbsp of port.
  • Grind or grate, chop very fine, or whirl in blender 1 cup nuts.
  • Place in mixing bowl.
  • Add dry ingredients and stir.
  • Fold in butter/egg mixture to make a batter; do not over-beat.
  • Spoon into a lightly buttered and floured 9 inches square pan.
  • Bake in moderate oven 350F 15-20 min or until cake tests done.
  • As soon as the cake is removed from the oven, brush top with 2-3 Tbsp of port.
  • Cool to room temperature.
  • 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.
  • Spread cake with glaze.
  • Sprinkle with chopped walnuts.
  • Set until firm.
  • Cut into 16 squares.
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