Currant Squares

Recipe by Marlitt

I have two Irish sisters inlaw and both say this is one of their favorite desserts. Especially when its make with home made flakey pastry

Top Review by pavut

I made this after picking lots of blackcurrants and needing to find recipes for them. It was quite good, but I might reduce or leave out the lemon juice next time. It was VERY tart and acidic. Good overall, and I will try making it again!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. To make pastry:.
  2. Freeze butter or margarine for half an hour before grating.
  3. Sift flour and salt, then add butter or margarine.
  4. Mix into flour with palette knife.
  5. Add iced water until a dough is formed. Wrap and chill in fridge for 30 minutes.
  6. Put all filling ingredients into a saucepan and bring to boiling point.
  7. Set aside to cool.
  8. Preheat oven to 200°C/ 400°F Roll out half the pastry very thinly and line a Swiss roll tin.
  9. Pour on currant filling, spreading evenly, then cover with the rest of the pastry.
  10. Glaze with egg or milk and bake for 30 minutes or until light gold in colour.
  11. Dust with caster sugar and cut into squares when cool.
  12. Makes 20 squares.

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