It's time to start preserving! The rhubarb is coming up and I still had some in the freezer from last year. What to do with it? I checked out a book recently about dehydrating food and there was a recipe for rhubarb lace (fruit leather) in it, so I thought I would give it a try.
The recipe called for pouring boiling water over the rhubarb to soften it but once the bag of fruit was defrosted, it was already pretty mushy. I pureed it with some fresh strawberries, sugar, pinch of ginger and 3 tblsp of strawberry jello. Pour on the leather tray and dry for several hours. Here is the result.
Brought a taste into work for Sean to try since he claims he doesn't like rhubarb. He ate it and I think I heard yum yum out of his mouth.
This is a winner and will try again in a couple of weeks with fresh rhubarb.
10 hours ago