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Made to celebrate St. Catherine's feast day on November 25th. St. Catherine was (or is) the patron saint of lacemakers. ST CATHERINES DAY NOVEMBER 25TH. (CATTERNS)[The two great holidays of the lace-makers was Tanders (St. Andrew’s Day, Nov. 30th), and Catterns Day (St. Catherine's Day, Nov. 25th) reference: http://bobbins.lacefairy.com/BobbinMuseum/calender.htm
- Set oven to 400 or Mark 6.
- Grease a baking tray.
- Sift flour and spices into a mixing bowl, stir in the currants, ground almonds and sugar.
- Add melted butter and egg, stirring to make a soft dough.
- Roll on a floured surface to a rectabgle approximately 10" x 20".
- Brush the dough with water, sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon.
- roll up like a swiss roll, cut into slices 3/4 inch thick.
- Place on baking sheet, well apart, and bake for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Cool on wire rack.