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                        SCOTTISH CURRANT SHORTBREAD
 
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 Serving Size  : 2    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/3   c            Currants
    5       tb           Fresh orange juice
    1 1/2   c            All-purpose flour
    2       tb           Sugar
      1/2   c            (1 stick) unsalted butter
 
   Makes 2 dozen
   
   Additional sugar
   
   Preheat oven to 350 F.  Lightly grease baking sheet.  Bring currants and 4
   Tbs orange juice to boil in small saucepan.  Stir; remove from heat and
   cool. Combine flour and sugar in large bowl. Cut in butter until mixture
   resembles coarse meal.  Stir in currant mixture and remaining 1 Tbs orange
   juice.  Knead just until dough holds together. Roll dough out on prepared
   sheet into 10x12-inch rectangle. Trim edges and use scraps to square off
   corners.  Prick entire surface with fork.  Sprinkle with sugar. Cut into 24
   squares, leaving in place on baking sheet. Bake until pale golden, 20 to 22
   minutes.  Recut while warm. Cool on rack. Store in airtight container.
   
   Bon Appetit
  
 
 
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