Lemon Date Squares
|Soft butter/Margarine||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Confectioners' sugar||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Sifted regular all purpose flour||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Bran buds||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Grated lemon peel||1 Teaspoon|
|Granulated sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Regular all purpose flour||2 Tablespoon|
|Baking powder||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Flaked coconut||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Chopped pitted dates||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Lemon juice||1 Tablespoon|
1. In medium size bowl beat butter and confectioners sugar until light and fluffy; blend in the 1 cup flour, Bran Buds and lemon peel. Pat evenly into bottom of buttered 8 x 8 x 2-inch baking pan.
2. Bake in moderate oven (350° F.) about 20 minutes.
3. While crust bakes, in medium size bowl beat eggs until foamy; add granulated sugar gradually and beat until thick and lemon colored. Stir in 2 tablespoons flour, baking powder, salt, coconut, dates and lemon juice; spoon over partly baked crust.
4. Bake 30 minutes longer, or until top is firm and brown; cool. Cut into 2 1/2-inch squares. Serve topped with ice cream or whipped cream.