9/26/2010

DIY leather















I've been attempting fruit leather lately. After a couple batches my biggest problem seems to be spreading the pureed fruit evenly so that it dries at the same rate. Next time I may use two cookie sheets. Otherwise it is a pretty foolproof process and the end result is every bit as good as the store bought stuff, without any of the extra sugar and junk.






















Here is a photo (and instructions) that inspired me. And one other tutorial here I used as reference although there are about a million more to be found, I'm sure.

Also, do not use wax paper. It sticks. Next time I'm trying parchment paper or buying some silpat. Hot fruit on plastic wrap scares me.

3 comments:

Heidi said...

SERIOUSLY, Liane??? Seriously???? (and I am laughing a little at the irony of that comment on this blog but I digress...) First you make your own flipping homemade noodles, now THIS? And I just blogged about how I just discovered and fell in love with "Pancakes in a box." Yet I still love you :)

Liane said...

Better than pancakes in a spray can...have you seen those? The fruit leather is surprisingly easy. I mean it. Seriously.

gretchen said...

Amazing! Inspiring! I even looked at the instructions and thought about doing it myself, for all of about 45 seconds : ) Maybe sometime...