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Walnut Diamonds

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Ingredients
  Butter 4 Ounce (115 Gram)
  Egg yolks 2
  Vanilla essence 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Self raising flour 8 Ounce (225 Gram)
  Apricot jam 3 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Egg whites 2
  Caster sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Finely chopped dates 2 Ounce (55 Gram)
  Finely chopped walnuts 2 Ounce
  Grated orange rind 1 Ounce
Directions

Cream the butter and sugar together with a wooden spoon until very light and fluffy.
Beat in the yolks and vanilla essence.
Add the sifte:d flour and stir well, mixing everything well together.
Turn the mixture into a 20 cm - 8" square baking tin and press down firmly.
Prick allover with a fork and bake in a pre heated oven for 10 minutes.
By now the edges should have just begun to turn golden brown.
In a small glass bowl mix the jam and lemon juice together.
When the tray has been removed from the oven, brush with this jam and lemon juice mixture.
In a medium sized bowl beat the egg whites until soft peaks are formed.
Add the sugar and beat until stiff again.
Gently fold in the dates, walnuts and orange rind with a metal spoon.
Pile this on top of the jam -glazed biscuits and spread out evenly using a spatula.
Return to the oven and bake for another 15 minutes.
The meringue should have turned a beautiful light, golden shade and be firm to the touch.
After the mixture has cooled cut into diamond shapes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Walnut
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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