Looking for Red Currant Meringue Cake Recipe

evie4February 27, 2009

I found a recipe on line many years ago and I can't find it in my collection. I remember the basics, not the proportions and baking temps. I could experiment, but I'm hoping someone has the recipe written down. I searched on line and can't find it.

Basically the cake consisted of two parts. A shortbread like bottom, with distinct lemon rind flavor. That was pressed into a spring form and pre-baked. The top was egg whites and sugar, made stiff and then fresh red currants gently folded in. That was then placed over the (shortbread like) bottom and baked.

Very tart but delicious!


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I've saved this for a long time & can't remember where I got it but it sounds similar. I've never made it since I can't usually get fresh currants here:

For the dough:
1 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 sticks butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tsp lemon juice
Zest of 1 lemon

2 cups red currants, stems removed
1 TBL flour + 1 TBL sugar
1 1/4 cups sugar
6 egg whites, room temperature

Preheat oven to 350°. Blend dough ingredients & press into springform pan. Bake 20-25 minutes until just starting to lightly brown.
Mix half of currants with 1 TBL flour & 1 TBL sugar. Beat egg whites to stiff peaks, slowly adding 1 1/4 cups sugar. Fold in half the currants by hand which have been mixed with flour & sugar. Sprinkle the other half of the currants on top of the baked dough & top with the meringue. Bake until the meringue starts to turn golden brown.~~

    Bookmark   February 28, 2009 at 1:29PM
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Thanks Ginger!

That is close enough! I've never seen currants in the store here (Oregon) either, I decided to buy a bush and put it in my garden! I missed currants from my years living in Germany.


    Bookmark   February 28, 2009 at 9:08PM
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You're welcome. Let me know if this is any good or not.

    Bookmark   March 1, 2009 at 4:58AM
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