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Currant Squares

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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  • To make pastry:

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