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Cherry Squares

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Ingredients
  Unsifted all purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Unsalted butter 6 Tablespoon (3/4 Stick)
  Eggs 6 , separated
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Lemon 1⁄2 , rind grated
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cherries/1 can of 16 ounces sweet, pitted cherries, well drained 1 Pound, stemmed and pitted
Directions

1. Preheat the oven to moderate (375°). Grease and flour a 15 x 10 x 1-inch jelly-roll pan.
2. Sift together the flour and baking powder onto a piece of wax paper. Set aside.
3. Melt the butter in a small saucepan.
4. Beat the egg yolks, sugar, lemon rind and vanilla in a large bowl with an electric mixer until the yolks are light and cream colored, for 4 to 5 minutes. Mix in the melted butter.
5. Beat the egg whites with the salt in a large bowl with an electric mixer with clean beaters until stiff peaks form.
6. Carefully fold the flour mixture into the egg yolk mixture. Stir in one-third of the beaten whites. Fold in the remaining whites; do not overmix. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan; the batter should be about 1/2 inch thick. Drop the cherries onto the batter, distributing them evenly.
7. Bake the square in the preheated moderate oven (375°) for 15 minutes or until golden brown and the top springs back when lightly touched with your fingertip. Cool the pan on a wire rack. Cut into 12 equal squares.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Occasion: 
Christmas
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Cherry
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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