Dried currants might be small but they are packed with flavour! We have recipes for hot cross buns, easy Eccles cakes and Christmas mincemeat which all feature dried currants. A handful of dried currants will add a touch of sweetness to couscous salads, stuffings and savoury stews, too.
This is my fathers recipe for authentic Dutch currant bread (krentenbrood). He was a professional baker and made these loaves a lot! This recipe makes two regular sized loafs, or one long loaf. If you decide to half the recipe, bake the bread for 30 minutes instead of 45.
A favourite from the North, these are best eaten straight from the oven. Using shop-bought pastry makes them easy.
These hot cross buns are prepared in a bread machine but baked in the oven for a nicer finish. The egg yolk wash gives these a golden, glossy top. The icing is simply made from sugar and milk.
This cake is a rich, moist fruit cake, perfect at Christmas. Try icing with marzipan for a more festive touch. This recipe is started in late November so as to let it mellow before Christmas.
Try this delightfully different stuffing is the perfect accompaniment to roast chicken, turkey or pork.