|All purpose flour||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 Tablespoon|
|Butter/Margarine||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Slightly beaten eggs||2|
|Milk||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Plum preserves/Cherry preserves||10 Ounce (1 Jar)|
In large bowl stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Cut in butter or margarine till mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Combine eggs, 1/4 cup milk, and vanilla; add to dry ingredients and mix well.
Turn onto lightly floured surface; knead gently till smooth (10 to 12 strokes).
Reserve 1/3 of the dough.
Blend 2 tablespoons milk into remaining dough; pat into 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
Cut up large pieces of fruit in preserves.
Spoon preserves over dough in pan.
Roll reserved dough into a 12x10-inch rectangle.
Cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-wide strips.
Carefully lay half of the strips 1 inch apart across dough.
Arrange remaining strips atop in diamond-shaped pattern.
Bake in 400° oven for 18 to 20 minutes.
Cut into bars.