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Butter Squares Recipe


Veg CD CBF 30mins plus proving

Makes 12    Cold  Vegetarian  Nuts  Spices Pastries   Teatime


15g/1/2oz Fresh Yeast

150ml/5fl.oz.Lukewarm Milk

1 teasp Caster Sugar

225g/8oz Plain Flour

A Pinch of Salt

50g/2oz Softened Butter

50g/2oz Caster Sugar

For the topping

50g/2oz of butter

50g/2oz Sugar

1 teasp Cinnamon

50g/2oz Flaked Almonds



1. Blend the yeast with half of the lukewarm milk, add 1 teaspoon of sugar and stir until dissolved.


2. Put flour in a bowl, make well in centre and add yeast mixture. Stir in a little flour, cover and leave until frothy.

3. Add the rest of the lukewarm milk, salt, butter and sugar, and mix to make a soft, bubbly paste. With well floured hands, pat the dough level on a well greased baking sheet. Cover with oiled clingfilm and leave until doubled in size.

4. Preheat oven to 190C, 375F, Gas mark 5.

5. In a bowl, mix together the sugar, cinnamon and almonds. Put the butter in flakes on the top of the cake then sprinkle the sugar mixture over the top. Bake for about 20 minutes. Cut into squares before completely cold.

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Key techniques required to make this recipe


Bake - To cook in an enclosed oven

Beat To introduce air into a mixture using a utensil such as a wooden spoon, fork or whisk, in order to achieve a lighter texture.

Grease -to  To cover the inside  surface of a dish or pan with a layer of fat, such as butter or margarine,  or oil using a brush or kitchen paper.

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Main equipment required to make this recipe


Measuring jug

Small Mixing Bowl

Large mixing bowl

Wooden Spoon

Baking sheet


Wire Rack


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