Mum and I went over to Shirley's yesterday, and had dessert. Shirley baked for us. She won't bake for herself, but she gets excited about making something for us. And do we appreciate it! This week, it was Cherry Nut Squares, a recipe she got from a family member about 45 years ago.
Want to know how good it was? Mum will tell you.
How about the recipe? No fun showing you, if you can't make it yourself...
Cherry Nut Squares
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts or pecans
- 2 sticks margarine or butter [I prefer butter, margarine is one molecule away from plastic]
- 1 cup regular sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 1 can cherry pie filling
- powdered sugar
Cream butter, sugar, vanilla and eggs, then mix. Stir in flour and add chopped nuts. Spread three quarters of the batter into an ungreased 9x13 pan. Cover with cherry pie filling. Top with remaining batter, dropping by spoonfuls on top, then spreading with a spoon. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Let cool, then sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Easy. And delicious!
I'm taking things easy right now, not feeling well - not sick, just not my usual chipper self. I've recently started using a small pair of dumbells, and I think I've overdone it. So I'm sorry, I've been by to read your blogs, but I can't muster up the energy to comment. I took the day off from all but washing dishes today, and read a book - just sitting quietly was just what I needed. I may have overdone the books as well....
...but I do love to read! Give me a book over tv any day. I think you know where you'll find me over the next few days....