Redcurrant and raspberry crostata

Redcurrant and raspberry crostata

  • serves 10
  • A little effort

This recipe for redcurrant and raspberry crostata is an easy pud to make to please a crowd and it looks fantastic too. Plus, it's under 300 calories per serving. Taste the redcurrants for sweetness, and sprinkle over more or less icing sugar, depending on how tart they are.

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Ingredients

  • plain flour 300g
  • golden caster sugar 75g
  • baking powder 1 tsp
  • butter 75g soft
  • eggs 3
  • vanilla extract ½ tsp
  • lemon 1, zested and juiced
  • raspberries 300g 
  • icing sugar 2-3 tbsp, plus more for dusting
  • ground almonds 1 tbsp
  • redcurrants 1 small punnet, redcurrants pulled off the stalks

Method

  • Step 1

    Put the flour, sugar, baking powder, butter, eggs, vanilla, lemon zest and a pinch of salt into a stand mixer and beat everything until it comes together to make a dough – it should be quite sticky. Remove 1/3 of the dough, wrap it in clingfilm and set it aside. Press the rest of the dough into a lined shallow, loose-based 22cm cake tin, making a thick base and pressing it 1cm up the sides as evenly as you can. Chill the base and wrapped dough.

  • Step 2

    Put the raspberries in a pan with the lemon juice and a couple of spoons of icing sugar. Bring to a simmer and cook until the raspberries soften a little and give up their juice, then turn up the heat and bubble until the mixture thickens. Cool.

  • Step 3

    Heat the oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Sprinkle the base of the crostata with the almonds and spoon in the raspberries. Sprinkle over the redcurrants and dust with a thick layer of icing sugar. Roll out the remaining pastry on a well floured surface and cut out small circles, hearts, or stars. Lay these, overlapping each other, in strips over the pastry. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the raspberry mix bubbles up around the pastry and the pastry is cooked through. Rest for 10 minutes before cutting, or serve cold.

Nutritional Information

  • Fat 9.2g
  • Saturates 4.5g
  • Carbs 35.5g
  • Fibre 2.9g
  • Protein 6g
  • Salt 0.3g
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