Rosehip, Hibiscus and Currant Pie or Cake Filling
Pies & Pastries
Herbal tea bags (a brand
With hibiscus or rosehips
Currant jelly, red or black
Or a mixture
Butter or marg.
Boil the water, cinnamon, and herbal tea until the water is reduced
to one cup. Remove the cinnamon and herbal tea and add the brown
sugar, lemon juice, and rosehips, and simmer briskly (medium heat)
until the water is just above the rosehips. Then, add the currant
jelly, and stir till it is all dissolved; continue simmering for five
minutes, stirring all the while and watching carefully for scorching.
Blend butter and flour thoroughly, and stir into the currant jelly
mixture until it is thickened. Take the mixture off the heat; it is
ready to use.
Note#1 : If you want to avoid the extra butter, blend the flour with a
tablespoon or more of water; you want to suspend the flour in the
water, not have a batter. Take the currant mixture off the heat, stir
in the flour mixture all at once and thoroughly, and then return it
to the heat to thicken.
Note #2: omit the butter and flour, and perhaps add a chopped apple,
some raisins, etc, for a healthful fruit stew.
Nyani-Iisha F. Martin email@example.com rec.food.cooking