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What to make from currants besides jam: 2 unusual dishes

Iryna MelnichenkoLS Food
Pie with currant marmalade
Pie with currant marmalade

Currants are a versatile healthy product that can be used to make many delicious dishes, and during the summer preservation season, they will become a top berry. After all, it makes deliciously flavored jelly, compotes, preserves, and many other dishes.

The FoodOboz editorial team will tell you what else you can make with currants besides jam and compotes.

1. Natural currant pastille

Natural pastille

Ingredients:

  • Currants - 300 g
  • Butter - 1 tsp.
  • Sugar - 50 g

Method of preparation:

  1. Wash the currants well, tear off the tails, and sort them so that there are no wilted berries.
  2. Mash until smooth with sugar.
  3. Grease a special tray for pastille with oil and put the berry puree in it, spread it so that it "lies down" in an even layer.
  4. Put it in a special drying oven for 12-15 hours, the temperature must be 50-60 C. But if you do not have a special drying oven for berries, you can use just a baking sheet covered with parchment and greased with oil, you can dry it in the sun, covered with gauze, for one to two days.
  5. Remove the finished pastille and gently roll it up.

2. Pie with currants, nuts, and orange drizzle

Berry pie

Ingredients:

  • flour - 250 g
  • butter - 230 g
  • eggs - 2 pcs.
  • sour cream - 250 g
  • baking powder - 2 tsp.
  • orange - 1 pc.
  • red currant - 150 g
  • walnuts - 50 g
  • powdered sugar - 300 g

Method of preparation:

  1. Beat softened butter with powdered sugar.
  2. Add eggs, preferably one at a time, beat, then add sour cream, and beat again.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift the flour twice, add the baking powder, mix gently, and add to the sour cream and egg mixture, mix thoroughly.
  4. Grate the orange zest – 2 tbsp, mix with nuts and currants, add to the dough, mix thoroughly, and put into the mold.
  5. Put in the oven for 30-40 minutes at 180 C.
  6. Orange juice and powdered sugar can be used to make a glaze for the cake, just mix the two ingredients.
  7. Take out the cake and immediately cover it with the orange glaze while it is still hot.

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