Orange squares

Yield: 24 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Flour
2 teaspoons Baking powder
½ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Ground nutmeg
¾ cup Unsalted butter; softened
½ cup Sugar
1 Egg
¼ cup Orange juice; freshly squeez
1 teaspoon Orange zest; grated
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
⅓ cup Orange juice freshly squeezed
2 teaspoons Orange zest; grated
½ cup Unsweetened flaked coconut optional
1 cup Carrots; mashed, cooked
1½ cup Confectioner's sugar

GLAZE

Recipe by: Produce Pete's "Farmacopeia" - ISBN 0-688-12847-5 Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg; set aside.

In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat in the egg and vanilla. Alternately add the flour mixture and orange juice and zest in three parts, beating well after each addition. Stir in the coconut and carrots and mix well.

Pour into a greased 8- x 11-inch baking pan and bake for 35 mins.

Meanwhile, prepare the glaze. Using a wire whisk, combine the glaze ingredients in a bowl. Spread on the orange squares after cooling and cut into squares. If a thicker glaze is desired, add more confectioners' sugar by the tsp when whisking.

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