I was at my favourite food market recently when I spotted some lovely looking grapefruit. Standing there, with one of those hefty beauties in the palm of my hand, I knew pretty quickly what I wanted to do with them - lemon squares, but with grapefruit instead! I just love the sour pucker of this citrus fruit, and I decided take these squares into full-on sunshine mode by doing a buttery coconut base.
Here's how I made them:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, cut into cubes
1/4 cup icing sugar
3 tbsp shredded coconut
1 cup granulated sugar4 tbsp grapefruit juice
I set the oven to 350 degrees (F). Then I mixed the first four ingredients in a medium bowl using a hand pastry blender (you can also use your hands). The mixture was pressed into a 9x9 baking dish and baked for 20 minutes. When it was done baking, I whisked together the last three ingredients and poured the mixture over the crust. Back it went in the oven for 25 minutes. I allowed the squares to cool completely before cutting them and giving them a dainty dusting of icing sugar.
Talk about an easy recipe. And such pretty little sunshiney things they are!
Do you bake squares much? What's your favourite citrus fruit? Do you like coconut (I couldn't stand it when I was a kid!)? Leave a comment and dish about what you baked this weekend!