Yorkshire Cooking: Mint Pastry
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6 - 8 servings
Ingredients
  • Around 10oz made-up or shop bought short crust pastry
  • 200g approx currants (alternatively, raisins)
  • Good handful of garden mint, (spearmint is a good one to use)
  • Tablespoon white sugar, (optional) Easy!
Instructions
  1. Prepare the shortcrust pastry (or buy it ready made), and divide it approx. 60/40. Roll out the larger piece and place on a round baking tin.
  2. Mix the currants (or raisins) and mint together in a food blender; add two tablespoons of water to blend it to a soft mash. Add sugar if you have a sweet tooth, but the currants provide natural sweetness.
  3. Spread the mint and currant mixture evenly across the pastry, leaving a small gap around the edges
  4. Roll out the second half of the pastry and place across the top of the other, sealing in the currant mixture. Trim off excess pastry.
  5. Glaze the pastry with beaten egg, or with cream, milk or yoghurt. Make a small hole in the pastry to let out steam.
  6. Bake in a moderately hot oven (around 190C or 375F) until the pastry is obviously cooked and golden.
Recipe by JAQUO Lifestyle Magazine at http://jaquo.com/mint-pastry/