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Strawberries and Cream Squares Recipe

January 24th, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

INGREDIENTS

  1. BASE

  2. 1cupwalnuts
  3. 16saltine crackers
  4. 3egg whites
  5. 1/4teaspooncream of tartar
  6. 1cupsugar
  7. 1/2teaspoonbaking powder
  8. 1/2teaspoonalmond extract
  9. TOPPING

  10. 1cupwhipping cream
  11. 2tablespoonsicing sugar
  12. 1/2teaspoonalmond extract
  13. 2cups slicedstrawberries
  14. GARNISH

  15. 1wholestrawberry, if desired(I slice mine thinly, leaving the stems intact and fan them out, very attractive)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oven to 300*F.
  2. Grease an 8 inch square pan.
  3. In food processor bowl with metal blade or blender, combine walnuts and crackers; process until mixture resenbles coarse crumbs.
  4. In large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy.
  5. Gradually add sugar, baking powder and 1/2 tsp almond extract, beating continuously at high speed untilsugar is dissolved and stiff peaks form.
  6. Fold in crumb mixture.
  7. Spoon into greased pan, spreading evenly.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until set.
  9. Cool completely.
  10. In small bowl, beat whipping cream until soft peaks form.
  11. Add powdered sugar and 1/2 tsp almond extract, beat until stiff peaks form.
  12. Fold in 2 cups strawberries.
  13. Spoon over cooled crust.
  14. Chill until serving time.
  15. Garnish with the whole strawberries if desired.

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