mary berry currant squares

mary berry currant squares

5.2oz Salted Butter I grate apple into my mixture but this recipe is much much better. I also can’t remember them having any apple in them. One of my favourites, makes a fabulous after dinner desert with homemade custard sauce, plus it’s loaded with energy with the currants and raisins, Mmmmmmm! https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/user/219606/recipe/currant-cake ( for topping ), For the Pastry: 2.6oz Ice Cold Water I did get a quick chuckle when I was reading your instructions as this is how my mind read it; Off to the store to buy raisins. It makes each color in the soap pop, and creates a dramatic effect. Pour on currant filling, spreading evenly, then cover with the rest of the pastry. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl then rub in the butter, until … […] something you can use them in~ Scottish Fruit Slice with a cranberry […]. 1.1lb Currants Required fields are marked *. The flavor is what I remember but the pastry and filling were dry. I bet this is the same recipe (or at least very similar) to your grandmother’s as it’s a very traditional Scottish pastry! Try it you wont be disappointed xx, Haha! I would go with that as I don’t want to steer you awry. TRADITIONAL BRITISH RECIPE: The posh name for this delicious concoction is 'Fruit Slice' but it is often called 'Fly Cemetery' as the filling of raisins and currants does look a bit like a collection of dead flies! I’ve been making Fly Cemetries for about 50 years, I always make them with puff pastry. I also grate my apple into the mixture of fruit and sugar. This is definitely not dry, so I’m glad you’re going to try again. Bake in a preheated oven at 180C (160C fan, Gas 4) for about 30 minutes. Stir in the oats and mix well. What does your oven manual say to do? :). OMG, I have a recipe from my grandmother which we call Raisin Squares, I have put an apple into it to thicken it up a little. After being encouraged in domestic science classes at school, she studied catering and institutional management at college. 100 g blueberries. Regarding the fly cemetaries – could you tell me the correct oven temperature and the cooking time? Your email address will not be published. We like both! “Now why’d ya go and put an apple in it, yer not making an apple pie dearie” Ok, everyone has their own version of everything. The puff pastry I use would be too high for them but worth a try. Must be lovely! Thanks! I plan to make this for Christmas this year to incorporate our heritage into the celebration. I will try again! They were the cheapest cakes and mostly scorned by the kids on the way home from school, but I always had a secret liking for them. :). Serve. :). butter, cut into small squares. Thanks for sharing list. As I mentioned above, one of my favourite things to make with red currants is homemade jam. If you don’t mind doing some baking in summer, give these redcurrant crumb bars a go! Dessert, Dried Fruit, Flies' Graveyard, Fly Cemetery, Fly's Cemetery, Fruit Slice, Fruit Squares, Pastry, pastry with fruit, Raisins, Scottish, Scottish Dessert, Scottish Food. FABULOUS. 300gr Plain Flour ( chilled - diced ) You can also add different exfoliants to your soap for interest and texture. On a floured surface, roll the first half out into a large rectangle, about the thickness of a medium coin. Also, bake in a large oblong metal baking tray as it makes a crispier bottom pastry. Yum, we always called them Flea Cemeteries, a real favourite! How funny! Preheat oven to 200°C/ 400°F Roll out half the pastry very thinly and line a Swiss roll tin. Also bake it in a METAL tray to make crispier bottom pastry, Use a deep sided tray like a brownie pan as the filling sometimes bubbles up and overflows, making a real mess of the oven. made it the other day cant wait to make again, male cook. I bet you’ll love it even more! I was searchimg for Raisin Squares as they were sold here. Enjoy! We were treated to this recipe many times. Trim the rough edges. Do you put the puff pastry on the bottom, too, Maureen? I haven’t done it myself, but it’s not like a cake where it would alter the end result. It certainly wont be dry Ive been making these for Mary Rosa Alleyne Hunnings CBE (née Berry; born 24 March 1935), known professionally as Mary Berry, is a British food writer, chef and television presenter. Caster Sugar haha! Thinking currants might not be moist enough? Try this recipe, Maida! A real fruit pie that oozes sweet rich fruit under layers of crisp flaky pastry. I do have dried cherries. 0.5 cup Salted Butter Lovely! 3 tbsp. 3 cups Currants My mum used to make these but she used to cook the fruit first with a little water as well. Photograph: Jason Lowe for the Observer Food Monthly. I’m visiting my daughter, son-in-law and Grandchildren in America, I’m making them tomorrow for the family. Color contrast can really make your soap stand out. All mary berry posters are produced on-demand using archival inks, ship within 48 hours, and include a 30-day money-back guarantee. That’s wonderful to hear, Christine! Note that the word 'raisin' is usually reserved for the dark-coloured dried large grape, and 'currant' is a dried small Black Corinth grape (with 'sultana' outside the US being a golden-coloured dried grape). Ooh, lucky you, Elsa! Spoon into the prepared tin and smooth the surface with a palette knife. She tried to cool them on a wire rack but they were usually gone before they did. Marie Rayner 3 October 2020 at 14:37. Christina is on a mission to save authentic Italian dishes from extinction, and is constantly promoting Scottish (and British) food as some of the best cuisine the world has to offer—one steak pie and sticky toffee pudding at a time. Merry Christmas! Haven’t seen this since My Mom made every Christmas, she always called it mincemeat squares. Rub together with your fingertips until … The recipe is actually linked above, but here it is again. We’ve never had them turn out dry, but maybe Ann will like your suggestions. Despite that nickname, it is an extremely popular savoury sold by most bakery shops in … 150 ml milk, plus extra for brushing. While visiting my daughter in Germany, we were given a basketful of fresh red currants, a sweet-tart berry, and tried this recipe on a whim. Sep 8, 2017 - Following the war cakes were very much a luxury and various methods of producing something from nothing were tried. 60 years Just love them I was home in Scotland last year and ate quite a lot of them Very popular in cafe’s Have fun !Keep safe and well at this strange time. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and line the base and sides of a 20cm I am hoping these taste the same as she passed when I was young and didn’t get her receipts, I hope so too, Marie, but I bet they will. My Mom originated from Dundee Scotland. Raisins and currants are sadly underutilized these days. I love how you describer your mother “trying” to cool them on a wire rack. 0.5 cup Salted Butter Hope you make it again! My kids couldnt stand it. Thanks for sharing. Mary Berry's classic Christmas cake. Mary 3 October 2020 at 13:23. Venison Medallions with Fresh Blackcurrant Sauce Unilever UK. Imfrom Scotland and we call it a Fleas Cemetery . Too sweet! Thank you! Wonderful! I think it’s more difficult to find in bakeries now, Melanie (sadly). :-) Thank you for sharing Christina! Wet the edge of the bottom pastry, then carefully lift the second pastry layer and place on top of the fruit. This is a big favourite in Scotland…. OMG I LOVE THIS! Stay safe! Delicious. Hi Gloria, that’s a funnier name than flies’ cemetery! Anyway we are going to try her recipe too. So enjoying your videos and photos of your Scottish trip, Christina. I have made quite a few scones here on the blog and I love them all. Will have to try your recipe. Glaze with egg or milk and bake for 30 minutes or until light gold in colour. 04 - Preheat the oven to 180C / 356F. Thanks so much for following along! The fruit is naturally sweet so I would try it with half the amount of your preferred sweetener. I somehow remember the ones we bought in Glasgow had a sort of cross between a puff and a shortcrust pastry with a shine to it and caster sugar spread over them. We looked everywhere but couldn’t find it. I hope she loves it, too! Hi Julie, I don’t know about the C conversion for a fan oven, but for F, we just deduct 25 degrees and keep the time the same. CC, This recipe reminds me of school dinners. There are variations on how this fruit slice is made - some people use puff pastry instead of shortcrust pastry. It was delicious. Roll out the other half of the pastry to cover the top. Recipes > British Recipes > British Dessert Recipes > British Traditional Scottish Fruit Slice - Fly Cemetery Recipes. We tried making them after she passed and it was bit easy, but I think it’s because we didn’t refrigerate the dough first. Hi Lynn, I don’t, but you might ask her if this sounds similar to what she grew up with: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/applecharlotte_88965. I have Zante currants and thought this might be a good recipe for them. This recipe is from an old flour cookbook and the one mum used all the time when we lived in Scotland. Mom was born and raised in Scotland and I was born there, so I enjoy finding many of the foods growing up in Michigan. Lightly mark the top into squares or slices, then brush the top with the beaten egg and sprinkle the caster/Baker’s Sugar over the top. […]. Recipe by Lise in Indiana. I have everything on hand but the raisins. In Ireland when I was growing up these could be bought in my local cake shop. To make the crumble mix, put the flour, oats and sugar in a large bowl and add the butter. https://bakingwithgranny.co.uk/recipe/fruit-slice-fly-cemetery Thank you, scottygirl! © Lidia Conte; loosely adapted from Lofty Peak. Hope you like this one, too and you’re very welcome! Caster Sugar I wanted to make some scones to enjoy the other day. Sounds very similar, Dorothy! I wish I could join you! What a delight to see this I have wanted to post my grandmothers recipe to pintrest as I would hate to see it disappear as it is one of my favorites. Brought back wonderful memories reading it here. So happy to have this recipe–it’s delicious! That’s great, Kelly! Oh dear. OMG, that’s so funny, Cathy! It was wonderful! Caster Sugar now I make them of my grandchildren. I have never seen any other recipe for this. Aunt Rosa’s British Bread Pudding, not to be Confused with Bread and Butter Pudding I'll be making this tomorrow for my family. Mum didn’t put the powder sugar on the top until they came out of the oven. Mary Berry trained at The Cordon Bleu in Paris and Bath School of Home Economics. Oh that’s so funny, Jill! Enjoy your trip in Scotland…, Your email address will not be published. We liked it, but didnt, it was just over the top sweet to us. But I’ll bet it’s delicious! 10 - Roll out the other half of the Pastry into a similarly sized rectangle, and place this on top, pressing down at the edges to seal. ( for topping ). Thanks for your lovely comment! It is still a must at Christmas. Just about the make this slice, my Mum use to make it all the time. Good luck with your gran’s recipe. This looks just like the ones my grandma made as Christmas except that she used lard in the crust—really old recipe. White currants are the sweetest of all 3 kinds hence the most favorite ones among currant lovers. I am from Scotland and have returned to live there again permanently after 30 years. Afternoon Tea at the Gardener’s Cottage in Tatton Park, a National Trust Property. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Any dead flies that happened to be there would not be noticed in the fruit. More Red Currant Recipes You Should Try. These bars are so tasty, and a great source of sustenance. 4.2oz Salted Butter This recipe is from an old Scottish cookbook and it contains an apple and no cinnamon and nutmeg (that’s very American, definitely not Scottish). 07 - Add Currants and mix. CC, what a great recipe my favorite. I am not sure what I did wrong but I did follow the instructions. lemon curd. Thanks for the tips! Hi I think this looks absolutely delicious, no matter what name it goes by. Good luck, this should work for you. How lovely to have those strong memories, Catherine. Probably some bakers added it and some not. Gooseberries can be in season as early as the end of May in the UK, depending on the weather. CC. I can imagine it wouldn’t be the first thing someone might order if they’ve never tasted it before. 150gr Salted Butter Commentdocument.getElementById("comment").setAttribute( "id", "aa703f808a2d283f0bb1c21449d1e468" );document.getElementById("ed0f1de251").setAttribute( "id", "comment" ); A Scottish Italian cook living in Los Angeles, Christina is usually cooking, baking or (cr)eating something scrumptious. No dead flies needed! w, Hi Martha! I grew up in Lancashire and have been in Canada for 60 years, Oh Margaret, I’m so sorry that I missed your comment until now! I followed the recipe but added an apple into it to thicken it a little. Never ask a Scottish Gran what you did wrong, they will tell you. That’s lovely, Moira! Sorry to hear about your mum :(. I’m on the opposite side of the world in very sunny Queensland Australia when it’s suppose to getting cold it’s sunny, beautiful 25C. 01 - Place the Flour into a large bowl and rub in the chilled Butter, until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Directions. Unless you weighed the sugar, I’m guessing your cup of sugar was packed or more than 6 oz. Mrs Berry continues to stand by the 47-year-old … Like Ann, I’ve been searching for this recipe — it’s the only one of my “Nannie’s” that my Aunt doesn’t have. I love making easy no bake desserts with them such as this Chocolate Pudding Dessert . When we went to Scotland, our neighbor said to find this in a bakery and try it. I cannae wait to try ’em! Making this slice for my granddaughter to try, fingers crossed she loves it as much as I did when I was a child. I think the puff pastry would be more like Eccles Cakes. We recently found out that we are of Scottish descend. 08 - Divide the Pastry in two. Combine the butter, syrup, and sugar in a saucepan and heat gently until the ingredients have melted and dissolved. This used to be one of my favourites, and I had forgotten about it, so thank you for reminding me.. Generally after Christmas, the British Supermarkets sell jars of mincemeat for 50% or 75% off and I used to substitute that for the dried fruit mix plus the apple. Red Currant Pie (Or is It Cake?) But with no flies! It’s the recipe my mother made in Scotland for years and we continue to make today. This versatile tangy berry is often found in desserts; here are some scrumptious gooseberry recipes including fools, gooseberry cheesecakes and gooseberry jam. Good luck. Try more of my Scottish recipes in the new year and let me know what you think! YES! I’m at moment sitting in lounge in small town near Stirling Scotland. Press edges together to seal. When she isn't in the kitchen, she loves to travel, near and far, as long as good food is involved. Place this on the lined tray. Thanks again. MY grandmother used to make it when I was young god bless her soul. I miss her. My heritage is Scottish decent for which I am quite proud of. Glad you found it and thank you so much for the note! Reply. I’m so happy you found the recipe and like ti so much! In the swinging '60s she became the cookery editor of Housewife magazine, followed by Ideal Home magazine. SunMaid has them, but there are other brands, too. Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6. My mom used to make thise very recipe all the times when I was a baby. My mother gave me her recipe and tastes like yours. She always made the crust with lard. Begin by stirring the dead flies… instead of dried fruit. Mary and Paul constantly talk on the Masterclass series about how a french rolling pin is a better option. This dreamy summer bake is perfect for packing away into your picnic hamper. In the swinging '60s she became the cookery editor of Housewife magazine, followed by Ideal Home magazine. Cut the pastry in half, and roll out the first half on a sheet of waxed (greaseproof) or parchment paper thinly (about 1/8") into a rectangle to line the bottom of a 9"x13" baking pan (about 11" x 15"). For the Filling: That sounds like a combination of several British sweets, Sheila! I think there’s a typo as I don’t understand what you mean by it was a bit “easy” given what you wrote afterwards. The story was, all the dried fruit dropped on the floor was swept up at the end of the day and used to make these. Raisins - 2 cups (300g / 10 ounces) and currants -1 cup (150g / 5 ounces) currants (if you can't obtain currants use 3 cups /450g 15g raisins in total) Sugar - 1 cup / 200g / 7 ounces. Thank YOU! This Currant and Cranberry Cold Process Soap is a perfect study in color contrast. The currants kept their fresh flavor and the pie/cake was a perfect base. This used to be one of my favourites and I had forgotten about it so thank you for reminding me. redcurrants, cinnamon, caster sugar, icing sugar, panettone, Carte D'Or Vanilla Ice Cream. For the cake raisins 175g glacé cherries 350g, halved, rinsed, thoroughly dried … Combining zingy lemon, creamy coconut and tart blackcurrant, it's a gorgeous sweet treat that is sure to be a huge hit with kids and adults alike - and with it being cut into a total … This saves money and it can be frozen. Replies. And…you can also use in savoury dishes, like this smoked mackerel and gooseberry salad. Practice makes perfect! Serve with a hot cup of tea! ( chilled - diced ) brown sugar, cream, vanilla extract, gelatin sheets, currant and 5 more. 06 - Make your filling by heating Butter, Sugar and Spice in a pan over a medium heat until combined and melted. https://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/lemon_drizzle_traybake_01890 Reply Delete. A Dozen Delicious English Recipes That Disprove the Myth of Bad English Food! Let me know how it goes! I think the apple just adds a little moistness. Mary Berry trained at The Cordon Bleu in Paris and Bath School of Home Economics. Customize your mary berry poster with hundreds of different frame options, and get the exact look that you want for your wall! My Scottish grandmother in law made something like this called it currant and Apple squares. Ok, I might as well start a new recipe at this point. But it was fun conversation. 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