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Clara's Squares

Submitted by Marjorie McGuigan, Iona

As a tribute to my deceased sister, I wish to pass on her recipe.

1/3 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 cup flour
1 cup fruit, walnuts and dates
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. soda dissolved in 1/3 cup hot water

Mix the butter, brown sugar and egg, add the flour, salt, fruit and water. Put in 8x8­inch pan. Bake at 350 F until done.

Icing: Boil 1 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup milk and 4 Tbsp. butter for about 2 minutes. Remove from the stove and flavor and thicken with icing sugar. Spread on the cooled squares.

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