Friday, May 11, 2012
Just a Memory
I searched high and low this morning, but this stained parchment paper is all that's left of the strawberry fruit leather I made yesterday afternoon. It was my first try at it, and it came out far better than my expectations. I spread it with mascarpone cheese before rolling it up. My only experience with fruit leather previous to this was the store-bought kind, which I had found disgusting. I used a pound of fresh, organic strawberries for mine. I put them in the food processor with the juice of one lemon and honey to taste, then cooked the mixture on the stove for a few minutes. You can dehydrate it raw, but it doesn't come out as soft. I had planned to make jam with the rest of the strawberries, but after tasting this leather, I am going to make another batch of it instead!