Irish Currant Squares Recipe

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Irish Currant Squares

Baby Kato

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@BabyKato

This recipe has been posted for play in Culinary Quest - Ireland, found at irelandseye.com/...cursquar.shtm.

Even in the age of convenience foods, home baking skills are flourishing, though the preference has shifted from large cakes to tray bakes. Here is an unsurpassed favourite, especially when made with a delicate flaky pastry.


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Serves:

10 (makes 20 squares)

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

5 oz
butter or margarine, grated
6 oz
flour
pinch
salt
iced water, as needed
4 oz
butter
3 oz
sugar
8 oz
currants
pinch
spice, your choice
1
lemon, rind and juiced
1 large
apple, grated
1 slice
bread, crumbled

Directions Step-By-Step

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

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Irish
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Currant Squares