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Fruit And Ginger Slice


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  • DOUGH:
  • 1/2 cup butter plus
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup finely-chopped dried fruit (apricots, raisins, candied ginger)
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  • ICING:
  • 1/4 cup butter - (1/2 stick)
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup


Servings 24


Step 1

For the Dough: Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 11- by 8-inch baking dish.

Cream the butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer, then add the syrup and egg and beat well. Mix in the vanilla and dried fruit. Add the flour and mix well.

Using floured hands, press the dough evenly into the baking dish. Bake until the cake is set and golden, 25 to 30 minutes.

For the Icing: Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Remove from the heat, cool to room temperature, then add the sugar, ginger and syrup to make a spreadable mixture. Ice the cake while warm, then cool completely before slicing into squares.

This recipe yields 24 pieces.

Each piece: 140 calories; 74 mg sodium; 27 mg cholesterol; 7 grams fat; 4 grams saturated fat; 19 grams carbohydrates; 1 gram protein; 0.67 gram fiber.

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