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Sue's Lemon Squares


                         ¼ cup                       white rice flour

                         ½ cup                       potato starch

                         ½ cup                       tapioca starch

                         1 tsp                         gum

                         ¼ cup                       packed brown sugar

                         Pinch                        salt

                         1/3 cup                     vegetable oil

                         1                               egg


                         4                               eggs

                         1 ½ cups                  white sugar

                         2 tbsp                       grated lemon zest (2)

                         ½ cup                       lemon juice (2 lemons)

                         ¼ cup                       corn starch

                         1 tsp                         baking powder

Base - Use food processor and pulse dry ingredients.  Mix egg and oil, add to food processor, pulse till mix resembles coarse crumbs.

Press into bottom of square pan, bake 12-15 mins at 350° until set.  Reduce temperature to 325°.

Topping - Beat eggs, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice, cornstarch and baking powder until blended.  Pour over hot base.  Bake 35-40 mins or until light golden and almost firm in the middle. 

Sue's Buttertart Squares



                                    2/3 cup                        white rice flour

                                    3 tbsp                          tapioca starch

                                    3 tbsp                          packed brown sugar

                                    1 tbsp                          potato starch

                                    1 tsp                             guar gum

                                    1/3 cup                        softened butter



                                    ¾ cup                           corn syrup

                                    2 tbsp                           corn starch

                                    ½ tsp                            baking powder

                                    Pinch                            salt

                                    2                                    eggs

                                    3 tbsp                           raisins

                                    3 tbsp                           chopped walnuts   

Base - Cream butter, slowly add in dry ingredients.  Press into bottom of 8”-9”square pan. Bake 10-12 mins at 325° till golden.


Topping - Beat eggs until light and fluffy, add corn syrup while mixing.  Add cornstarch, baking powder and salt, mix till just smooth.  Stir in raisins and walnuts.


Remove base from oven and pour topping over hot base and return to oven for 20-25 mins or until the centre is somewhat firm.  Cool completely before cutting.  If you freeze the whole pan, it will be easier to cut.

Sue's Nanaimo Bars


                              1/3 cup                            melted butter             

                              3 tbsp                              egg whites

                              1 tsp                                 vanilla                       

                              1/3 cup                            cocoa powder

                              2 tbsp                              sugar

                              2 cups                             ground almond

                              ½ cup                              chopped walnuts

                              1 cups                             shredded coconut


Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix with a fork till incorporated.

Press evenly into an 8-9” square pan and chill.


                              ¼ cup                              butter, softened

                              3 tbsp                              milk

                              ¼ cup                              custard powder

                              2 cups                             icing sugar


Mix all ingredients well till smooth.  You may need to add extra milk, 1 tbsp at a time to get a thick frosting consistency.  Spread over base and smooth top, chill.


                              1 tbsp                              butter

                              ½ cup                              semi-sweet chocolate chips*

*or bakers chocolate will make a glossier topping

Place chocolate and butter in a measuring cup and microwave for 30 seconds, stir till smooth.  Spread over filling, making surface smooth, do not over work, as chocolate will set up.  Chill.  Once the top layer is starting to set (about 30 mins) use a sharp knife to cut through the surface.  This will make it much easier to cut into proper pieces, once all the layers are chilled and set.

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