Strawberry and elderflower fruit leather

serves 4
40 minutes


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


In a medium saucepan on a low heat, cook the strawberries until they are soft and the juices are released
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
The next day, preheat oven to its lowest temperature setting
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
Pour the berry mixture onto parchment lined pan - it should be about 3mm in thickness
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
If using a dehydrator instead, follow the previous method through step 4. Spread the mixture out onto a dehydrator sheet until 3mm in thickness
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
Remove from dehydrator and use scissors or a pizza roller to cut it into your desired shapes