About this recipe:A buttery mixture chock full of candied fruit, nuts and orange is baked, then spread with an orange butter icing, cut into squares and served to delighted guests, family and friends. Orange you excited to make and share this delectable Christmas treat?
80g roughly chopped glace cherries
80g candied mixed citrus peel
4 tablespoons plain flour
100g caster sugar
90ml orange juice
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
190g plain flour
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
60g chopped walnuts
180g icing sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:20min › Ready in:40min
Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease a 23cm square cake tin.
In a small bowl, toss together the candied fruit and 4 tablespoons of flour (just enough to coat the fruit).
In a medium bowl, cream together the 110g butter and caster sugar. Stir in the 90ml orange juice, then the egg and almond extract. Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt; stir into the creamed mixture. Finally, stir in the flour-coated fruit and the walnuts.
Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared 23cm square cake tin. Bake for 20 minutes, or until bars start to pull away from the sides of the tin. Remove from the oven and cool before icing.
To make icing:
In a small bowl combine the icing sugar, 45g butter and 2 tablespoons orange juice. Beat until light and fluffy. Spread over cooled traybake , then cut into squares.