Traveling was a delight for Mom. She loved seeing new places, meeting new friends, and discovering local traditions. During one journey to England she became acquainted with a local pub owner & his sweet wife. Mom was invited to tea at their home & fell in love with these Scottish Fruit & Cherry Squares that were served. Upon her return home, Mom began a pen pal relationship resulting in the sharing of the recipe. These colorful squares became a quick favorite of ours to adorn the table during the holiday season.
Combine 1 cup self-rising flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup coconut, 1/2 cup golden raisins, & 1/2 cup candied cherries in a bowl. Add 1 beaten egg, and 1/2 cup melted butter. Mix well. Press into 8×8 greased baking pan. Bake at 350 for about 30 minutes, until sides are golden. You may need to place foil around the outside edges to prevent from browning. Cut into squares while still warm, remove when cool.