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A Currant Affair

Pick jewel-like currants that are glossy and firm. Black are the tartest and must be cooked, while red or white currants can be eaten fresh.

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Vanilla Panna Cotta with Red Currant & Raspberry Coulis

Via food52.com

This recipe makes six servings. We suggest only inviting over 4 other friends so that you have an extra for after-party nibbling.

Yogurt Cake with Currant-Raspberry Sauce

Via epicurious.com

The other kids might've called us strange, but we would have loved this tart, tender cake with sweet berry sauce for a Birthday in our youth. We're pretty sure they would've loved it too.

Summer Pudding

Via cookstr.com

Compress your favorite summer fruit overnight inside a shell of spongy sandwich bread, then serve with a dollop of yogurt for an easy breakfast, or whipped cream for a lush dessert.

Rumtopf (Macerated Fruit Conserve)

Via saveur.com

Add a glug of this macerated fruit conserve, featuring red currants, blackberries and sour cherries to the bottom of a champagne flute, then fill with bubbly for a festive summer brunch cocktail. (Though it's equally good spooned over pound cake, mixed into ice cream or dolloped with yogurt)

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