Farina Squares Recipe

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Farina Squares

Carole Fanelli

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@elorac114

I remember these as a child. I loved the creamy, lemony filling with the crisp outsides.
I have searched for this recipe for years, only to find it in a a very old recipe book of my mothers, which was stored away with assorted other items, after her death.
I am thrilled to have located it and hope you will enjoy these as much as I did.
These do take a bit of time to make, but it's worth every bite.


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Ingredients

1 qt
milk
3/4 c
farina or you can substitute polenta
2
egg yolks
1 Tbsp
whiskey
1
lemon, zested
1/2
lemon, juiced
1 tsp
almond extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a double boiler, add milk and sugar. When it comes to a boil, stir in the farina or (polenta) and cook 20 minutes until thick. Keep an eye on this step to guard against the mixture scorching...so stir frequently.
2
Beat together: egg yolks, grated lemon,lemon juice, almond extract and whiskey.
Add this to the first mixture and cook another 10 minutes. Stirring frequently. I would recommend you temper the egg mixture before adding it all into the hot farina ,mixture. You could end up with scrambled eggs if you don't. so add a small amount of the hot milk into the egg mixture before adding the rest in.
3
Pour this mixture into a buttered pyrex baking pan.
a 9X12 should work. Let this rest for 10 minutes, to set up. When they are firm enough to work with...
4
Cut into squares and dip each in beaten eggs and then in finely chopped white bread crumbs. fry a few at a time.
5
sprinkle the fried farina squares with powdered sugar and enjoy.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies