Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Strawberry Fruit Leather & Supper Club

My friends and I are starting a Sunday supper club. Are you as excited as I am? The inaugural meal is Sunday afternoon complete with Turkish theme and divided courses. The host will take on the main dish, leaving other members with side/salad, dessert, and drink options. I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with. We have some serious cooks and eaters in this bunch - along with multiple babies and an enormous dogue de bordeaux name Juddah.

This post (along with all the fun comments) got me thinking of what makes me happy and eating home cooked meals in cozy fall clothes is pretty close to perfection. Dylan on the other hand would say...fruit leather. The kid can't get enough of it and although I know the store bought version isn't the worst thing in the world it certainly isn't great. But do I bribe him with it to sit in the grocery cart? Yup.

So now we have a tray (which is slowing morphing into half a tray) of home made strawberry fruit leather. I could probably push him around in a grocery cart for hours the way he eats this stuff.

Strawberry Fruit Leather
slightly adapted from Weelicious: 140 Fast, Fresh, and Easy Recipes

3 cups fresh strawberries, stems removed
1 tablespoon honey or agave
baking sheet
parchment paper

1. Pre-heat oven to 250 and line baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. Wiz strawberries and honey or agave in blender until smooth.

3. Pour mixture onto baking sheet and create an even layer with the back of a spatula.

4. Bake for 1 hour, or until the pink mixture is set and is not wet. Remember, cooking times will vary depending on how thick you spread your mixture and how much water (juice) is naturally in the fruit. Also, every oven is different so the cooking time may be more than 1 hour.

5. Let cool on the counter for 2-3 hours. The leather will become softer and more pliable once left to cool.

6.  Using kitchen scissors or a pizza cutter, simply slice through parchment paper, cutting leather into 1" by 3" stripes.



3 comments:

  1. Do you have any storage suggestions - I mean, just on the off chance that it isn't all eaten immediately.

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  2. What a cool candy to make! Must try!
    /Emma from Sweden

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