Category: Sweet things

Fruit Leather

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Gooseberry and blackcurrant Leather ready for the fridge

Having made our own dehydrator, we have successfully made some fruit leather. Started with blackcurrant as these ripened first. Not a difficult decision.

So took some fruit and added some lemon juice. This is to help keep the colour apparently. put that in a saucepan and simmer until soft. Blitz that with a stick blender removing any big lumps. Taste and add honey if you want to. Spread this out thinly on a parchment lined baking tray and whack it in the dehydrator in the sun.

Leave it until it is no longer tacky to touch then remove it. Take it off the parchment, cut it up, roll it into, well, rolls, and put in the fridge.

Great hill food to accompany a sandwich and the internet seems to suggest it will keep for up to a month.

Incidently, we measured the temperature inside the solar dehydrator to be 55 degrees centigrade. Not sure whether that is good or not but it seems to work well.

Rhubarb and Almond Cake

This is dairy and wheat free so I had to give it a whirl and result was FAB. Al loved it.

  • 200g rhubarb
  • 140g sugar
  • zest and juice of half an orange
  • 165g powdered almonds
  • 4 eggs
  • 25g flaked almonds

Purée the rhubarb with 2 tbsp water, orange zest and juice and 2 tbsp of sugar from the 140g. Leave to cool.

Mix powdered almonds, eggs and sugar together and mix in cooled rhubarb mixture. Pour into cake tin and top with flaked almonds and bake at gas 5 ish for around 30 mins.

Serve with some stewed rhubarb, goats yoghurt, creme fraiche or a compote of rhubarb and strawberry (another new recipe) also delicious even if it did not set!


Categories: Recipes, Sweet things