Strawberry and elderflower fruit leather

serves 4
40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 200g of strawberries, stems removed and halved
  • 2 tbsp of honey, more or less to taste
  • elderflower, 3-4 clusters

Method

1
In a medium saucepan on a low heat, cook the strawberries until they are soft and the juices are released
2
Tie up the elderflowers in a muslin or jelly bag and add to the strawberries. Cover, leave to cool, then place in the refrigerator and leave overnight
3
The next day, preheat oven to its lowest temperature setting
4
Remove the elderflower bundle and pour the berries into a blender. Add the honey and blitz until smooth. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
5
Pour the berry mixture onto parchment lined pan - it should be about 3mm in thickness
6
Place in the oven and bake for 4-6 hours, until leather peels away easily from the parchment. Using scissors, cut into rectangles and roll them up, parchment and all
7
If using a dehydrator instead, follow the previous method through step 4. Spread the mixture out onto a dehydrator sheet until 3mm in thickness
8
Dehydrate at 50°C for 4 hours. Check the fruit leather periodically - when it peels away easily, peel it off, flip it over and dry for another 1-2 hours
9
Remove from dehydrator and use scissors or a pizza roller to cut it into your desired shapes