These are probably my favourite things to eat with a cup of tea, so much so I decided to sell them as I've had such good feedback. So if you haven't the time to make these head over to Rachel's Postal Pantry and treat yourself or treat a loved one, they will not be disappointed.
300g Plain Flour
150g Salted Butter, cold
75g Ice Cold Water
120g Salted Butter
240g Brown Sugar
2 tsp Mixed Spice
Caster Sugar for topping
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.