Currants vs. currants

Red currants

After my currant post my sister-in-law asked me why dried currants (the tiny black stuff that’s added to cakes and other pastries) aren’t tart, and whether sugar was added to them. Interesting, I did hear that question before so I need to clarify.

Dried currants are actually from a small seedless grape, the Corinth grape (in German they are called Korinthen so no confusion there). Currants as in “black currants” or “red currants” are the yummy tart berries on the photo above.