{Apricot Ginger Square}

To celebrate conquering the granny square I made this for Jay the biggest pea in my pod, he loves apricot slice and this ones yummy and a bit zingy with the fresh ginger hit, this weekend I had made a white chocolate blondie for some friends who had us over for dinner, when we got home he asked "got any of that blondie here?" sadly no our cupboards were bare and he put his sad face on, so this one honey is all for you.

...the slice
250g butter
2 cups plain flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup apricot jam or preserve
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

Preheat your oven to 190. Grease and line a 20cm x 20cm baking tin.

Cream the butter and two sugars, add egg yolk and vanilla and give it another mix then tip in the flour, baking powder and salt and mix until the dough comes together and its a bit crumbly. Transfer 1/2 cup of the dough into a small bowl and pop it in the fridge.

Use your fingertips to press the remaining dough evenly into the baking dish, pushing the dough up slightly around the edges. Combine the jam and fresh ginger in a small bowl then spread the mixture evenly over the crust, leaving a 1cm border, lastly crumble the remaining refrigerated dough over the top. Bake until golden, about 35 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes before cutting.


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