They will work well. But be warned, this process takes eight days, so it's better if you anticipate your baking mood about a week before it happens. The only time I made stollen, it had marzipan in it, but you could use ground almonds. Sultanas, currants and raisins are all dried grapes of different varieties Sultanas, currents and raisins depending on the grape. Our answer. The sultanas are much nicer than the seeded raisins, and I can't think it would be to the detriment of the Christmas pudding if you included all sultanas. I love to make chutneys etc from whatever is available but loath and detest the texture and squishiness of sultanas, raisins and currants. Instead I use the amount of raisins/sultanas specified in the recipe, tot up the weight of all the other dried fruit and make it up with dried cranberries, dried chopped apricots, glacé cherries, chopped mixed peel, etc. Sultanas are dried with the use of vegetable oil and acid and this is how they get their look. I added 1 cup of raisins instead to guarantee raisins in every bite. If it's Black currants that the recipe calls for, I'm going to say No��� Physically, there's no reason why you shouldn���t do it, but the flavor is Way different between the two. Hi I'm going to try making my first mead today and due to the season, wanted to do something with some spice and cranberry flavor. Pitted dates are usually a dollar or so more expensive and in some recipes, it There's no right or ��� Christmas cake is generally a very robust, highly customisable recipe. Here, we tell you all there is you need to know about currants, sultanas, and raisins. And before some boring individual observes that 'this is off-topic because it is about cookery, not the English language', I would also be interested to know if the origin of sultana has anything to do with the wife or concubine of a sultan . If you can't find golden sultanas then you could use regular dried sultanas or raisins instead, though not currants as they are quite small and slightly less sweet. Items that are mixed in to a cookie dough at the end of a recipe (such as chocolate chips, nuts, sultanas/golden raisins, peanut butter chips or regular raisins) generally don't affect the structure of the dough and are often interchangeable, as long as you keep to ��� Golden sultanas are added to provide a little sweetness and these are sometimes sold labelled as golden raisins. I had an email from Katie that I can't answer, can anybody help? I often add chopped raisins or sultanas instead of or as well as grape concentrate to my musts, just wondered how you other folks chopped them. Serve dried or moisten them up in hot water with both options likely to be of interest. If that perfect storm strikes where you feel like baking, but you don't have any yeast, you've got a couple of options. It's easy to tell the difference - just use the nostril test: how many can you get up one nostril? Because of their low moisture content, the texture of raisins does not actually change that much in the freezer. Your email address. If the flavors are more delicate, you could go with sultanas. Difference between Raisins and Sultanas Raisins are popularly from what they call Muscatel kind; Sultanas usually came from the country of Turkey because that is where they are produced. I would take some raisins and chop them up a bit, then measure out the amount that you need for the currants. Either you can use a yeast substitute or you can make your own yeast from a commonplace pantry ingredient ��� raisins. I don���t think I���ve ever eaten a raisin scone or even one with sultanas. I have read that you should put raisins in the mead for nutrients for the yeast. 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