Monday, 16 June 2014

More drying....

I know I know, I'm sure you'll be fed up soon, just a little more then I'll shut up!

At the weekend, we got hold of a half price pineapple (£1) and dehydrated it along with another apple and cereal bowl of our strawberries to fill up the machine. It took between 7 - 8 hours to finish. I'm still never sure when they say crinkly and slightly sticky, if it is really done so tend to go for a little longer.

The pineapple is wonderful, has a real punch to it. Here is the whole thing dried, on the right:
The apple (on its own without cinnamon as recommended by many) is also good, strawberries so so. You can see them both nestled together in the jar on the left:

As I wasn't sure about storing the watermelon due to the above quandary, in the end I put it in the freezer which apparently some do. I thought slightly reconstituted in muffins might be quite nice.

DB made a small batch of pistachio ice cream as well so now I have 4 egg whites to use up. I'll probably make a cloud cake and some meringue's. I'll decide on the day.

I also made 2 loaves of bread and some granola, so all in all, a busy day.

2 comments:

  1. Would you say it's worth the money? will it be used a lot or do you think the novelty is wearing off? Have you finished drying everything in sight lol x

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    1. I have to say in all honesty, I don't know yet if it is worth the money. I bought it mainly to dehydrate tomatoes and some other fruit. If it keeps going for a good few years, then yes, it is worth it. Others can be had for 1/3 - 1/2 the price of the one I bought. My gooseberries are ripening so they will be next to be trialled.

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