Buttery Orange Squares

Bursting with orange flavor and even better when warm, these buttery bars will literally melt in your mouth. Enjoy the custard bars with a cup of soothing tea.
By Ann Low

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These melt-in-the-mouth squares were full of orange flavour and just wonderful, more so when taken warm. They were indeed delicious as the orange custard have been infused into the crust below which was a perfect combination of flavours. Store the leftover orange squares in the refrigerator for 2 days if you still have some leftovers. Chilled leftovers will not be able to give you the melt-in-the-mouth effect but they were still moist with the orange custard. Definitely a nice treat for anyone as an afternoon tea.

Buttery Orange Squares
 
Bursting with orange flavor and even better when warm, these buttery bars will literally melt in your mouth. Enjoy the custard bars with a cup of soothing tea.
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Recipe Type: Baking
Ingredients
Crust
  • 110g Plain flour
  • 20g Almond meal
  • 15g Icing sugar
  • zest from one orange
  • 115g Butter, softened
Custard
  • 100g Sugar
  • 2 Large eggs (70g each)
  • ¼ cup Fresh orange juice
  • zest from one orange
  • 40g Plain flour
  • ¼ tsp Baking powder
Instructions
  1. reheat oven to 180C.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, ground almonds, icing sugar and orange zest. Using a pastry blender (I used food processor), cut in butter until mixture is formed to a soft dough. Press evenly into the bottom of a 8 inch x 2 square (lined) baking pan.
  3. Bake for 20 minutes, or until light browned.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, eggs, orange juice and zest. Combine plain flour and baking powder, add to sugar mixture, whisking to combine. Pour over crust.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until just set. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar and decorate with a piece of mandarin orange on top.
 

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