My brother has an enormous fig tree and in the summertime, it’s loaded with fruit. He hates it as a result of it drops figs all over the place and makes a giant mess. After all I adore it. I attempt to choose them earlier than they rot on the bottom and final yr I acquired loads to eat and protect. I canned fig balsamic jam and figs in honey syrup and it has lasted us till only recently. However my favourite factor I made was this Raspberry Fig Fruit Leather-based. This yr I failed and didn’t recover from to select figs till it was nearly too late, so I didn’t get the bounty I hoped for. Of the figs I did get, we ate some recent and managed to make a batch of fruit leather-based with the remainder of them.
After I’ve made fruit leather-based earlier than, I’ve achieved it in my oven, at it’s lowest setting (170° F). There are a few issues that I’ve run into with making it within the oven. One, it takes ceaselessly and I really feel responsible about having the oven on that lengthy, and two, it may well generally burn slightly on the perimeters. This yr I did it in my automotive. Sure, you learn that proper. I made fruit leather-based in my automotive. And it was nice! I did it on a scorching day and simply caught it on my dashboard within the morning. By the night it was achieved. No guilt about having the oven on all day, and no burned edges!
I reduce the fruit leather-based into skinny strips with kitchen shears and roll it up like a Fruit by the Foot. The youngsters and I’ve simply been consuming it on our journeys to the park, however it could be nice on a day hike or a backpacking journey.
Should you can’t get recent figs anymore, don’t surrender. Transfer on to apples and do this Apple Spice Fruit Leather-based.
Soiled Connoisseur is three ladies—Aimee Trudeau, Emily Nielson, and Mai-Yan Kwan—who got here collectively after a motorcycle tour throughout Canada. They put collectively a wide selection of camp meals, lots of which will be discovered of their cookbook of the identical identify, with plenty of totally different cultural and style influences.