"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
1/4 lb butter or margarine 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon lemon rind 2 eggs, separated 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 cup apricot jam 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup chopped nuts
Combing the butter and 1/4 cup sugar. Add 2 egg yolks, one at a time, beating well after each addition. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, salt and baking soda. Add the flour mixture to the rest of the ingredients.
Spread the dough in a greased 2 quart pyrex pan.
Cover with apricot jam. If you want you can add 2 tablespoons of orange marmalade to the jam.
Beat the 2 egg whites to stiff peaks adding 1/4 cup sugar gradually. Fold in 1/2 cup chopped nuts. Spread meringue on jam. Bake at 350º for 45 minutes.
Let the pan cool and then cut into squares. Sprinkle with confectioners sugar when done.
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