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01-23-2006, 04:54 PM
I'm trying to make fruit leather out of frozen fruits- namely strawberries and raspberries, since fresh fruits are so much more expensive than frozen ones. How do I go about making the frozen fruit puree thick enough to successfully make fruit leather? I've thought about adding some ground flax seeds or almonds. What is the best thing to do?
01-23-2006, 05:43 PM
i would say that is a hard question.
one that i would love to know the anser to also.
my best quess is mabe to drain the fruit as it thaws
over a sieve or colander
when you are sure the majoriy of liqued is drained
to then process as usual? does that sound right?
you can use the juice to make smoothies or whatever.
just a guess.
maybe the flax would cause it to hold together
as long as the leather isn't drying toolong
to get crispy.
take care :)
01-23-2006, 07:33 PM
Use apples as a filler. Anytime I make strawberry leather or something like that, apple is always added in and then the berries for the flavor. You might want to peel the apples unless you don't mind the little bits of apple or you have a powerful blender that'll break it down good.
01-23-2006, 07:54 PM
I did the same as Rawkinlocs. I chopped up an apple in my food processor to make a sort of apple sauce and added just a few strawberries or a hnadful of blueberries for color. My DD will actually eat this *happy dance*.
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