Currants are tiny and dry. Make a dense, dry cake.
The currants were tiny and made a dry, dense cake. I know because I made two. One for now and one for Christmas. There is no way I will be using the other cake as my Christmas Cake. I will buy decent currants elsewhere and make a new one. So frustrating - a waste of time and ingredients.
Dry and gritty
These currants were dry and shrivelled with some obvious pieces of stalk mixed in. Thank goodness I decided to taste them before putting into my Chritmas cake mix. They were unpleasant and very gritty and they would have absolutely ruined it. I will buy dried fruit elswhere in future.
hard 'pips' - spoilt christmas cake
yes, i too had hard bits in my christmas cake last year which I think were the currants. unfortunately i had forgotten and bought the same this year - when tasting to my dismay,having made sure I had not put any eggshell in, the same hard bits are present. waste of my time and expense of making a cake.
Bought these to make a fruit cake and had no probl
Bought these to make a fruit cake and had no problems at all with them. Would repurchase.
I have been eating the Christmas cake I made and h
I have been eating the Christmas cake I made and have found lots of seeds in the dried fruit that I used which I think come from the currants. The only other fruit I used was sultanas. Its not very pleasant biting down on hard, crunchy things.
By these all the time to make bread pudding and bread & butter pudding, good packaging good sized bag and moist currents.
THEY MAKE GREAT ECCLES CAKES!
AS AN ECCLES CAKE CONNOISSEUR, I AM ABLE TO SAY THAT OUR HOME-BAKED CAKES, WITH TESCO CURRANTS, ARE TRULY SUPERB.