Scottish Currant Slab

"I saw this recipe on 'The People's Cookbook’. It was sent in by a Scottish lady and I believe that the recipe was her late mother’s. It won its dessert heat, and quite deservedly so. It’s a delicious mix of buttery pastry and currants, with a secret ingredient to keep it wonderfully moist. It’s a winner in my house!"
 
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Ready In:
1hr 20mins
Ingredients:
10
Yields:
1 pie
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ingredients

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directions

  • For the pastry:

  • Sift the flour and salt together. Rub in the butters. Stir in the sugar, then add the egg, mixing to a soft dough.
  • Knead dough until smooth. Cover with cling film and chill for 20-30 minutes.
  • For the filling:

  • Put the currants, spice and sugar into a large pan and add enough cold water to JUST cover the fruit.
  • Bring to the boil, turn down the heat, and simmer gently for no more than 5 minutes.
  • Remove pan from heat. Gradually add the custard paste, stirring until the fruit mixture thickens slightly (it will thicken more when cool).
  • Preheat the oven to Gas 3. Grease and line a 30x18cm Swiss roll tin.
  • Divide the pastry into half.
  • Roll out the pastry and use to line the tin, pressing pastry over the base and the sides. Lightly brush the top edges with water.
  • Spoon the fruit mixture into pastry case, spread evenly and pack well.
  • Roll out the remaining pastry, slightly larger than the tin. Lay over the filling and pat down.
  • Trim away the excess pastry and crimp the edges. Cut 2 slits into the middle of the pie.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes. Sprinkle the top with caster sugar while pastry is still warm.
  • Serve hot or cold.

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