INGREDIENTS

Storage

Store sealed in a cool, dark place.

Preparation

Sultanas can be used in the same way as raisins and currants. They also have an affinity with nuts.

Add sultanas to savoury sauces or stuffings for game and fowl – try guinea fowl with Marsala sultana sauce, or quail stuffed with wild rice, pinenuts and sultanas.

Organic ones, like organic raisins and currants, absorb more liquid than non-organic, so are perfect for dishes where the fruit the fruit is macerated, such as rum fruit cake or Christmas pudding. If making bread or sweet buns, soak your chosen dried fruit in water, tea, fruit juice or alcohol for an hour or two before baking to prevent it from absorbing the moisture from the dough.