Raisin Walnut Bars

FORMULA

Total Dough
Ingredients  Bakers % US/Oz Metric/g
Flour 100 17 483
Salt 1.4 0.2 7
Baking soda 2 0.3 10
Cloves, ground 1 0.2 5
Cinnamon, ground 1 0.2 5
Allspice, ground 1 0.2 5
Nutmeg, ground 1 0.2 5
Walnuts, chopped and roasted 37 6.3 179
California Raisins 55 9.4 266
Water 85 14.5 411
California raisin paste 27.5 4.7 133
Zest of one lemon
Butter 20 3.4 97
Eggs, 2 large 22 3.8 106
Brown sugar 60 10.2 290
Total 413.9 70.6  2000 
Lemon Icing
Ingredients US/Oz Metric/g
Lemon juice 1.8 50
Powdered sugar, sifted 10.6 300
Total 12.4 350 

PROCEDURE

  1. Combine raisins and water in saucepan and bring to boil. Remove from heat. Add raisin paste, lemon zest and butter. Let mixture cool and turn into mixer bowl. Add eggs and sugar; beat until smooth.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking soda and spices. Slowly, add flour a little at a time and mix until it is fully incorporated. Fold in walnuts.
  3. Spread dough, evenly, onto a parchment lined 9 x 13-inch baking pan. Bake at 350˚F for about 20 minutes or until done.
  4. Meanwhile for Lemon Icing, mix sifted powdered sugar and lemon juice until it has a smooth consistency that drizzles easily. 2
  5. Cool bars and drizzle with Lemon Icing while still warm. Then, cool completely and cut into 12 bars

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