One of the things I have been wanting to try for ages, is dehydrated watermelon. Even in season over here, they are not necessarily cheap but I bought one to try. I wasn't at all sure how thick/thin to cut my slices, as the depth in on-line recipes, seems to range anywhere from 1/8" to 1" - very confusing for a novice.
Anyway, mine are probably around 1/4cm thick so we shall see:
After filling all the trays I was left with 1 1/2 cereal bowls of melon which we shall eat today. Then I looked at all the rind and thought "what a waste", so went on-line to look at various recipes to use it.
There are both sweet and pickled recipes out there, but I finally settled on this one as she mentions it is delicious with plain yoghurt, which we make at least once a week. You need to move down to find it!
The green part and any remains of the pink flesh were duly cut off and here is is, sitting in half the quantity of sugar to draw out the juices:
It isn't a jam as it doesn't set, more like fruit in a very sweet sauce. A complete waste of time and more importantly electricity. It took 2 hours to cook. I shan't be making that again but I like to experiment just in case.
As to the watermelon, here is half of it dehydrated:
It is still pretty and not too bad a taste. We could scoff that in a couple of handfuls making it too expensive to contemplate making again. One thing about experimenting though, is we find out what things we really think work and those we don't. That is what life is all about I guess. Ah well, onwards and upwards!