Irish Currant Squares

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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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★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
10 (makes 20 squares)
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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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

How to Make Irish Currant Squares

Step-by-Step

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

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About Irish Currant Squares

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




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