For someone who started baking quite late and not used to home-made bakes,I had just one benchmark to achieve,bake something as good as stuff we get in bakeries.Whenever we got Butter Cake/Madeira Cake from McRennet or Chocolate Cream Cake from Hot Breads,I gave a silent sigh-when oh when would I be able to bake something like that!So,did I achieve that status?I do not know,but one thing I've come to realize is that,nothing can compare to home made bakes,the feeling of baking something on your own,the aroma coming out of the oven and then relishing warm cakes/cookies can give you pleasure which nothing store-bought can provide.
I chose this recipe for two reasons.One,technically,I do not know what a Bar is,having not eaten or made one,so I chose a recipe which looked like a bar and tasted great as well,no risks.Second,because the recipe is very easy and fuss-free,if you remember to soak the currants in Apple juice beforehand.The taste is very bakery-like,probably because of the high butter content,almost like a butter-cake with the crunchy currants all the way through.
Currant Slices with Spiced Apple syrup
Recipe source - 1 mix,50 Cakes
Black Currants - 175 gms / 6 oz
Sending this to Ally's event Delicious Desserts!