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Blackcurrents– 125g soft butter
– 150g soft brown sugar (I used molasses sugar, but the sandy brown stuff works just as well)
– 1 large egg
– 150g plain flour
– 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda (actually I used self-raising flour instead & it seemed to be ok)
– 150g chocolate chips
– 100g blackcurrants


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 190C/375F and lightly grease a large flat baking tray.
  2. Mix the soft butter and sugar until they are smooth and creamy.
  3. Add the egg and keep beating the mixture until it is light and fluffy.
  4. Sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda into the bowl and fold in gently with a metal spoon.
  5. Add the blackcurrants and chocolate and stir in gently.
  6. Put dessert-spoon sized dollops of the mixture wide apart on the baking tray. You may need to do two batches.
  7. Check after 8 minutes – they may need 10. Carefully remove from the baking tray and put on a wire rack to cool.
Variation: Why not try replacing the chocolate chips with 100g of chopped hazelnuts.
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