These pretty rectangular cookies are to my adult tongue what Sunshine Raisin Bars (remember them?) were to my kiddie tongue—a delicious bit of buttery sweetness studded with the flavor of concentrated grapes.
Look for plump, “fresh” currants brimming with flavor. If the ones on hand are shriveled and hard, steam them, uncovered, in a small dish for about 10 minutes and watch them fatten up.
The trick to chopping crystallized ginger is to use a wet, sharp knife. Cold water works best.
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