Orange Bars (Orange Squares)

These are wonderful. You can subs orange with lemon and they will be lemon bars 😉 Goes the same with mandarin!

16 tbsps margarine
1/2 cup icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
a dash of vanilla sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 large eggs
1 1/2 cup sugar
grated orange rind from 1 medium sweet orange
fresh sweet orange juice from 1/2 orange
icing sugar, for topping

First preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a baking pan and set aside.

Combine margarine, icing sugar, vanilla sugar, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl, beat until fluffy in a medium speed.

Lower mixer speed, add in flour bits by bits, mix well. Spread batter in greased pan and bake for 18-20 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine eggs, sugar, orange rind and orange juice, stir to blend with spatula or wooden spoon, do NOT beat.

When cake is baked, take it out from the oven and pour the eggs mixture over the cake; return to oven and bake until topping is set (another 18-20 minutes).

Take out cake from the oven, wait until it is warm, then sprinkle evenly icing sugar on top.

When cool, cut squares and remove from baking pan, serve.

Orange Squares

Ingredients

  • 16 tbsps margarine
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • a dash of vanilla sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • grated orange rind from 1 medium sweet orange
  • fresh sweet orange juice from 1/2 orange
  • icing sugar for topping

Instructions

  • First preheat the oven to 350 F. Grease a baking pan and set aside.
  • Combine margarine, icing sugar, vanilla sugar, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl, beat until fluffy in a medium speed.
  • Lower mixer speed, add in flour bits by bits, mix well. Spread batter in greased pan and bake for 18-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine eggs, sugar, orange rind and orange juice, stir to blend with spatula or wooden spoon, do NOT beat.
  • When cake is baked, take it out from the oven and pour the eggs mixture over the cake; return to oven and bake until topping is set (another 18-20 minutes).
  • Take out cake from the oven, wait until it is warm, then sprinkle evenly icing sugar on top.
  • When cool, cut squares and remove from baking pan, serve.

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