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.