Sunday, February 11, 2007

Orange Delights

These are deceptively simple. The recipe makes a 9 by 13-inch pan of squares. They freeze really well.


1 1/2 cups sugar
4 heaping tablespoons Bird's Custard Powder
Juice and rind of one orange
1 1/2 cups hot water
2 tablespoons margarine
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
3 cups dessicated coconut
1 cup margarine


Make filling first: Combine 1 1/2 cups sugar, custard powder, orange juice and rind, and hot water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and boil until thick. Remove from heat and add 2 tablespoons margarine. For the base, blend together flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, and dessicated coconut. Cut in margarine until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Set aside 1 1/2 cups base mixture. Press remaining mixture into the bottom of a greased 9 by 13-inch pan. Pour filling over base. Top with reserved base mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

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