Blackcurrant Boats

blackcurrant boats

Blackcurrant boats

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Blackcurrant boats are a delicious and easy treat for kids. Get the recipe, read the history of blackcurrants, and find out exactly what they're good for.
Servings: 8 boats
Calories: 225


  • 3 oz Plain flour
  • 1 1/2 oz Caster sugar
  • 1 Egg Vanilla essence
  • 1 1/2 oz Butter Filling
  • 11 oz Can of blackcurrants
  • 2 oz Caster sugar
  • 1 oz Flaked almonds
  • 1/4 pint Carton of double cream
  • 1 tbsp Icing sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C) Gas 7.
  • Sift flour into a bowl, make a well in the centre and add sugar, egg and a few drops of vanilla essence. Add the butter, cut into pieces, and knead to a dough. Chill for 30 minutes.
  • Roll out dough to 1/4 inch (6 mm) thick and use to line eight barquette tins. Prick and bake blind for 15-20 minutes till cooked and golden brown. Cool.
  • Drain blackcurrants and place in bowl. Sprinkle over the caster sugar and leave for 1 hour.
  • Preheat the grill. Spread flaked almonds on grill pan and toast. Whip cream till stiff with icing sugar. Spoon into piping bag.
  • Drain blackcurrants and divide between pastry boats. Pipe on cream and decorate with toasted almonds.


Freezing Not suitable
Calories: 225 kcal
Carbohydrates: 29 g
Protein: 3 g
Fat: 12g
Saturated Fat: 6 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 32 mg
Sodium: 45 mg
Potassium: 175 mg
Fiber: 1 g
Sugar: 14 g
Vitamin A: 440 IU
Vitamin C: 71 mg
Calcium: 43 mg
Iron: 1 mg
Dishes Desserts
Ingredients Blackcurrant, Fruits
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