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    Currant Squares

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr

    30 mins

    30 mins

    Marlitt's Note:

    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

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    squares

    Units: US | Metric

    Flaky Pastry

    Filling

    Directions:

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

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 24, 2008

      55

      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!

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    Nutritional Facts for Currant Squares

    Serving Size: 1 (1034 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 181.0
     
    Calories from Fat 95
    52%
    Total Fat 10.5 g
    16%
    Saturated Fat 6.6 g
    33%
    Cholesterol 27.5 mg
    9%
    Sodium 106.8 mg
    4%
    Total Carbohydrate 21.4 g
    7%
    Dietary Fiber 1.3 g
    5%
    Sugars 13.1 g
    52%
    Protein 1.5 g
    3%

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