Delicious Raisin Rolls! (Caribbean currants rolls)

By Melissa Nestor - September 07, 2011



Oh I loved this! And the rest of my family would agree that this dessert was one of our favorites.  I remember as a child in the Caribbean (Dominica) eating currants roll treats bought fresh from a local bakery. Oh my!! 


I used a 'Currants Roll' recipe I found on another site and modified it for raisins instead of currants (which are like tiny raisins). It turned out great.  I was pleasantly surprised and lucky to take this pic quickly before it was all gone!!




Ingredients 

·  4 cups flour
·  1/4 lb margarine
·  1/4 lb lard or shortening
·  1 lb currants
·  2 tablespoons sugar
·  1 cup ice water (more if needed) 


Directions
 
Mix flour, lard or shortening and margarine. Knead with ice water to make a stiff dough. The dough should be soft enough not to break when it is rolled, but stiff enough not to stick to the board. Divide dough into two equal parts. Wrap each part in saran wrap or foil. Place in refrigerator for 1/2 hour. Wash currants and drain off all water. Sprinkle sugar on currants, let stand. On a floured board or kitchen counter, roll dough very thin. Spread currants evenly on dough. Roll dough and currants together, making one long roll. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 400 F for 3/4 hour until lightly brown. When roll is cool, cut into pieces.

Hope you enjoy it!!

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