Vanilla Meringue Squares

Vanilla Meringue Squares


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Yummy moist bars with a meringue layer on top. These are one of my favourites that my mother only made at Christmas time but they are delicious anytime!

Esther Kenagy

Serves: 24 

  • 125g butter
  • 1 cup (220g) white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups (185g) plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 cup (125g) chopped walnuts
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup (185g) packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence

Preparation:25min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
  2. In another bowl sift flour, salt and baking powder together. Blend in to the creamed mixture and then add 1/2 teaspoon vanilla to the dough.
  3. Spread dough in a greased 20x30cm baking pan and sprinkle chopped nuts over top.
  4. In a small mixing bowl beat egg white until stiff but not dry. Add brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla to the whipped egg white and beat thoroughly. Spread meringue over the dough and nuts already in the pan.
  5. Bake at 190 degrees C for 20 to 30 minutes. Cool and cut into bars.

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