WALNUT SQUARES WITH VANILLA CREAM FROSTING

This is a new Christmas Dessert recipe I have been wanting to share.  Years ago, I can remember making these walnut squares.  Then I saw this recipe from Laura Calder and I knew I just had to recreate it in a Gluten free version. So delectable, so delicious...pure yumminess!  Think this will be a once a year treat for me!
Plus, I thought I would add some other Christmas Baking Favorites for everyone to enjoy.
Merry Christmas everyone and many thanks for all of your support, and your kind words, Ina
FOR THE BASE:
1/2 cup Sweet Rice Flour
1/4 cup Tapioca Starch
1/4 cup Corn Starch
2 Tblsp. Organic Brown Sugar
1/2 cup of softened butter
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.  Lightly grease a nine inch square pan.  Combine the ingredients in a food processor and pulse to make fine crumbs.  Press into the square pan and bake for 15 minutes.

FOR THE FILLING:
1 cup of chopped Walnuts
3/4 cup Organic brown sugar
1/2 cup of unsweetened Coconut
2 Tblsp. Corn Starch
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
Lightly beat the eggs, adding in the sugar, vanilla, and cornstarch.  Whisk well to combine.  Stir in the Walnuts and the Coconut.  When the base of the square is cooked, pour over the walnut mixture, spreading evenly and return to the oven to bake for another 25 minutes.  Cool completely on a wire rack.
Once cooled ice with Vanilla Cream Frosting, and cut into squares.
Here are some more of our favorite Christmas goodies:
GLUTEN FREE CHOCOLATE DIPPED SHORTBREAD COOKIES:
How about a lovely CHRISTMAS CHERRY LOAF:
And another old favorite:  TAMARI ROASTED ALMONDS, AND CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BALLS:
HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A TOAST TO THE NEW YEAR EVERYONE - ENJOY!

Ina Gawne
author

6 comments on “WALNUT SQUARES WITH VANILLA CREAM FROSTING”

  1. I've come to the conclusion that it doesn't matter what time I read your blog - it always makes my tummy rumble! 🙂
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas, and that Santa is kind to you XXXOOO

  2. Waw!! What festive & tasty desserts to savour at Christmas time!
    I hope you had a wonderful & tasty Christmas with your family & some good food! 🙂
    MMMMMMMMM,...dear Ina!

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