Friday, May 20, 2016

Aunt Leah's Raspberry Squares


The Cake Slice had 4 delicious cake choices this month. I try to choose the option that I'm less familiar with, this way my baking skills increase. This month I chose raspberry squares! I felt it was perfect being spring and all, using raspberry preserves in my baking choice just sounded quite delicious.


The dough for this recipe calls for yeast and 2 sticks of butter! The dough is pretty easy make and requires refrigeration overnight.

  
I was in a huge hurry to get the bars into the oven that I missed a few steps when I was weaving the lattice. The recipe said not to let the bars rise, and being that I'm not an expert at lattice, I was afraid I was taking to long to assemble them. After they bake and are cooled to room temperature, they are dusted with powdered sugar and cut into squares.The bars didn't quite make it to lunch, they were gone in just a few hours! Everyone loved them, and I was very pleased with the results. This is definitely a recipe I will be making over again, the next time around I'm going to add a little cream cheese, I'm sure that won't hurt the recipe! 




9 comments:

Emily said...

Anabel, The raspberry squares look amazing! Good job! I made the easiest one of the four! Lazy me!

Elle said...

This looks so delicious! Love the idea of adding cream cheese, too. Glad to hear that they were eaten quickly because my dough is in the fridge. Hoping the make these today :)

Gina said...

They look really good... and I was reassured mine looked almost the same. It's not always easy to tell if they've turned out how they are supposed to when there are no photos to guide. I like the idea of adding cream cheese.

Carlee said...

Cream cheese is an excellent idea! I love how pretty these turned out! You and Gina have talked me into giving these a try soon!

Jolena TheRubyKitchen said...

These are so beautiful! I was torn between making these and the Bundt cake. Looks like I will need to try these soon!

Laura@ Baking in Pyjamas said...

These are proving to be a popular choice and I can see why, they look so good!

Kathleen said...

They are so pretty. I didn't pick this one because of the yeast. I can't make that stuff work to save my life. I'm glad your family loved it. Kathleen @ Fearlessly Creative Mammas

Hazel said...

uuugghh I read through this in the book and just couldn't give it the time but now seeing yours I really wish I had! One for the to do list! Looks super! X

Phillip Oliver said...

They look beautiful and I bet they were delicious. I would like to try these.