There ought to be more fly cemeteries in our opinion! Those buggers drive me crazy! This delicious dessert was not a challenge on Fear Factor. But the mixture of currants does resemble the appearance of a smashed fly—YUCK!
We love having these for the holidays. They are the perfect pastry to bring to a friend’s party or enjoy for breakfast on Christmas morning. If making dough isn’t your jam, feel free to swap the homemade for the store bought—no one has to know.
11⁄2 cups flour
1⁄2 cup salted butter (chilled & diced)
1⁄3 cup ice cold water
1 pound of currants
1 cup brown sugar
1⁄2 cup salted butter
2 teaspoons mixed spice
Powdered sugar (to sprinkle on top)
Combine flour and chilled butter in a large bowl until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
Slowly add in water and mix together to create a dough.
Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes (can last for 2 days).
Preheat the oven to 365 degrees and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Heat together the filling by combining the butter, brown sugar, and mixed spice in a pot over medium heat until combined and melted. Then add the currants. Set aside.
Divide the dough into two equal parts and roll the first half into a large rectangle on a floured surface, about as thick as a coin. Place on the pre- pared baking sheet.
Spread the combined currants mixture over the pastry on the baking sheet. Roll out the other half the pastry into the same size rectangle and place over the currants mixture. Press down the edges of the bottom and top pastries to seal the filling inside. Fork or knife slits into the pastry to let air out while baking.
Sprinkle powdered sug- ar on top. Bake for 40-50 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.
Let cool and serve! Swat away any flies who come near.