Tweed Squares to Die For

For every special occasion you need something special. Why not consider Irma’s fantastic recipe for Tweed Squares? Your family will love you for making these.

Special People

I have always admired those among us who can go to the kitchen and cook up a great meal or bake something in the oven. Irma and I both reaped the benefits of growing up in a family where we had mothers who did just that. They were great cooks. Imagine the scene in Irma’s home where she had 10 more brothers and sisters who had to be fed three times a day, every day.

Irma and I were visiting with my brother, Mike and his wife Cindy some years ago. I volunteered to boil up some hot dogs for lunch. I put a few in a pot, covered them with water and in short order, I invited everyone to dig in.

Can you imagine my surprise when suddenly it was discovered that I forgot to remove the plastic skin from the hot dogs? What a “rolling on the floor” laugh we all had.

Since then I have moved on and now I can prepare a few meals but my amazing wife, Irma can bake up a pan of Tweed Squares that are so good we cannot stop eating them until they are devoured.


½ cup margarine

⅔ cup sugar

½ cup milk

1-⅓ cups all-purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

Mix together these six ingredients.

Grate 2 squares of semi-sweet chocolate.

Beat 2 egg whites until frothy and mix together with the chocolate.

Fold in the egg whites and chocolates to the first six ingredients.

Spread into an 8-inch pan and bake in a 350-degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes. Let stand for 15 minutes.

Mix 2 egg yolks with 1-¼ cup of icing sugar and ½ tsp vanilla and spread on top.

Let stand until room temperature.

Melt 2 squares of semi-sweet chocolate with 1 large tsp of margarine in the microwave oven and then spread on top of icing.


Refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy the adulation. Don’t forget to try these great muffins.

Apple Muffin Recipe

I love muffins. Yes, I must admit it right off the bat.

Years ago, prior to moving to the west coast of Canada, I stayed well clear of the kitchen as I didn’t have a clue about baking. However, once I saw how easy baking or cooking could be I decided to try it. I am still amazed that Irma is still with me. I told you, she is fantastic.

I made this apple muffin recipe yesterday and they are perfect. Just the right moisture and the taste is lip-smacking good. In fact, I thought they may have too much moisture but not so. They sat out on the kitchen counter overnight. They were covered with a cloth.
This morning I popped one in the microwave for 10 seconds and WOW! PERFECT!

I try to make muffins that are healthy but tasty to eat.

Apple Muffin Recipe

Dry ingredients:

1 cup white flour

1 cup whole wheat flour

I cup Super grains  (see below)

½ cup white sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

Wet ingredients

3 eggs

1 cup oil

1 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 apples peeled and chopped up

1 cup unsweetened applesauce

½ cup honey


Sift all of the dry stuff well. Mix the wet stuff all together and dump it into the bowl with the dry stuff. Mix it all together well.

Heat the oven to 375. Oil the muffin pan and spoon in the ingredients. I prefer larger muffins so I put in ingredients until they are just about even and the holes are full. This recipe makes 15 muffins or more if you want smaller ones.

When the oven is ready, place the trays inside and set the timer at 24 minutes.

I looked in the oven after 10 minutes and I thought, OH NO because It looked like I had a tray of donuts in the oven. After 24 minutes though they were perfect!

Super Grains — I found this at Walmart while I looked for Oat Bran which I would normally use and they didn’t have any. The ingredients were looking great: Oats, Barley, Rye, Flax and Quinoa. Our daughter, Sandra, loves Quinoa as it is very high in fibre, a good source of omega-3, and this mixture has apples and cinnamon. Inside the box there are 6 packets. I used 2 packets and it equaled a cup.

This apple muffin recipe also had some cinnamon in it as it is one of the ingredients of the Super Grains.

Give this recipe a try and be sure to let me know if you enjoy them.