Ok, I’m almost done talking about the peaches.
So, I was a little excited to make fruit leather. I bought a dehydrator a while back but only used it for some failed experiments. With gobs and gobs of peach pulp, this was the time to test it out.
I’ve learned a lot.
One: I really shouldn’t use regular plastic wrap in it. It kind of goes all shrinky-dinky on me, and after stretching it across the tray I fret that I haven’t cut enough air holes all ’round, and then have trouble falling asleep because I think the machine will overheat and set my house on fire.
Two: Parchment paper is somewhat better in that you can cut circles to fit, but it’s harder to spread close to the edge and I have trouble falling asleep because I worry the paper will catch fire and burn the house down.
Three: I can’t spread this stuff evenly (which is actually ok because I love the shattery bits that happen when it’s too thin and too dry) but when I set the thicker parts back in the dehydrator I fret that the house will catch on fire.
So, all in all, it’s been a success, except for the fire fretting. I’ve got a fair amount of leather and the challenge is to not eat it all in one sitting. When I was a kid my dad would make fruit leather and try to hide it from me, but I found it – oh yes I did! We kept it in the freezer so all of it was shattery bits!!
Sorry for eating it all, Dad, but it was goooooood.