Currant Squares

Ingredients


Pastry

300g Plain Flour

150g Salted Butter, cold

75g Ice Cold Water


Filling

500g Currants

120g Salted Butter

240g Brown Sugar

2 tsp Mixed Spice

Caster Sugar for topping


Method

Rub the butter into the flour until it resembles breadcrumbs then slowly add water until it forms a dough. Wrap in clingfilm and chill for at least 15 minutes.

Pre-heat oven at 160 degrees fan/180 degrees. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Make the filling by heating butter, sugar and spice in a pan over medium heat until melted. Add currants and mix thoroughly.

Divide the pastry into 2 and roll out evenly to cover your baking tray. Place on the baking sheet then as the currant mixture and evenly spread until it cover the pastry base. Roll out 2nd piece of pastry and place on top and tuck in on all side. Put in oven and bake for 30 to 40 mins or until golden. Remove from oven and sprinkle caster sugar on top. Leave to cool and slice into squares.



Afternoon Tea Currant Squares


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