- 2 cups flour
- 4 oz shortening
- ½ cup sugar
- Pinch of salt
- ½ cup iced water
- 2 cups currants or raisins
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- Extra sugar for sprinkling
Sift flour into mixing bowl. Add sugar and mix. Using a pastry blender or fingers, cut the shortening into the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the water a little at a time mixing until dough is formed. Shape into a ball and refrigerate for at least half hour.
Roll pastry out into a rectangular shape. Sprinkle with the currants. Brush the edges with a little water. Roll up similar to a jellyroll and press edges down to seal.
Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with a little sugar.
Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Remove from tray and leave to cool. Cut into equal slices and serve.