RED CURRENT PIE (last of my frozen berries)

I have made this pie at the farmers market but with black currents and it was a real crowd pleaser.  I was rummaging around the freezer and found a few stray red currents so i thought i would make this pie again.  It is very simple to prepare and very quick to disappear...

Makes 20- 25 cm cake tin

1 ½ cups plain flour 1 tsp baking powder ½ cup butter, softened ½ cup sugar 2 egg yolks 1 ½ tsp grated orange zest 2 egg whites ½ cup white sugar 2 Tbsp cornflour 2 ¼ cup red currents

Method To make dough – in a medium bowl sift together flour and baking powder. Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and creamy add the egg yolks and lemon zest, beat until well combined. Add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Turn out onto work surface and bring together to form a ball. Wrap in glad wrap and chill for 30 minutes.

Pre heat oven to 165C Roll out the dough to fit the base of a round springform cake tin. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden.

To make filling – in a medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff, gradually incorporate the sugar whilst beating, add the cornflour and fold through. Finally fold through the redcurrants. Pour into pie crust and bake for 10- 15 minutes or until the top is lightly browned and firm to touch.

Cool slightly before serving.