Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Banana Peanut Butter Leather

Rating: ***

-3 cups ripe bananas
-1 cup peanut butter
-1 teaspoon of vanilla


- puree all ingredients in a blender
-blend all together and spread evenly onto trays
-dry on plastic wrap about 1/4 an inch thick
-approx. drying time: 2 days

Surprisingly it didn't turn out that bad. Smelling it before we dried it, it didn't smell or look very appetizing. It could have used a couple more hours to dry since the top layer was still a bit oily when it was taken out. In the end it turned out alright, and tasted decent. It is for sure something I would take with me on a long trip. It was easy and quick to make, and wouldn't be hard to carry.

Taylor & Gordon

*Recipe came from the yellow book that Mr. Brouwer has!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Cherry Pineapple dehydration

Rating ****

Drain Canned Sliced pineapples and marashino cherries on paper towels.
Place pineapples on trays with cherry in the center of each.

We left the cherries and pineapples in the dehydrator overnight and when we checked them the next day in class, they looked ready to eat. The pineapples didn't shrink around the cherry the way we thought they would, so next time it might be a better idea to try using pineapple slices with smaller holes in the middle. The cherries were verry good and I thought they tasted like candy, so we made another batch of cherries that night for the next day because we had extras.

Dried Fruit Recipes. June 14, 2010.

Lauren and Nicole :)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Strawberry Dehydration

Things You'll Need:

* Strawberries
* Dehydrator (OR)
* Cookie Sheet

1. Step 1
Wash, dry and hull firm, ripe strawberries.
2. Step 2
With a thin, sharp knife, slice the strawberries into one quarter inch slices.
3.Step 3
Arrange the strawberry slices on the dehydrator trays. Don't let the edges overlap.
4.Step 4
If you don't have a dehydrator, arrange the slices on a parchment lined cookie sheet and place in the sun.
5.Step 5
Let the slices dry until they are dry to the touch and pliable. Store in an airtight container or zip-lock bag.

Allie & Jessika :)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Banana Dehydration

Peel and cut banana into 1/4” slices
Dehydrate about 40 hours

I tried three types; banana dipped in lemon juice, banana with sugar and simple banana. As the result, I found lemon juice does not make difference (it is supposed to protect colour change), and sugar one becomes sticky. Therefore, I think it is the best to just cut banana when we make banana chips.