Originally posted by Seaquam:
If you can't find currants in your area, you night not be able to find good quality raisins either. That said, a dark milder flavoured raisin like flame would be an OK substitute for the flavor, but texture is a bit different, larger and not as firm.
Though the recipe doesn't specify the berry currant vs. the Zante currant (raisin), it is indexed under berries rather than raisins which leads me to believe it is the former. I also found several other recipes with similar ingredients that call for currant jelly (as Redhawk suggested). I can find the Zante currant. Strangely, I have to keep my eyes out for Sultanas too as an upcoming recipe calls for those. I'm learning all kinds of things about raisins these days.