The Modern Post: Strawberry Fruit Leather
The beautiful and talented Heidi Rew, a fellow blogger, and TV/radio personality, recently approached me to take part in a pilot she was shooting called The Modern Post. I was beyond flattered and agreed to help her out with the food segment portion of her pilot! The Modern Post is a concept designed around a way for people to view quality lifestyle blog posts. Each episode has a different theme and will feature expert bloggers on the subjects of Home Décor, Fitness, Fashion, and Food. The theme for the pilot was DIH--- “Do it Herself”. So for my segment I demonstrated how to make Strawberry Fruit Leather. Strawberries may be out of season now but you can do this with just about any fruit! It is crazy easy, healthy, and delicious you’ll wish you knew how to make this simple and cool recipe earlier.
The Modern Post Pilot is going to go live THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2014.
Check it out at: http://themodernpost.tv/.
Also check out all the other Blogger’s sites:
Host: Heidi Rew: http://partiesforpennies.com/
Fitness: Donna Burke: http://yogainheels.com/
Home Décor: Kristin Jackson: http://www.huntedinterior.com/
Fashion: Jessica Camerata: http://mystylevita.com/
Strawberry Fruit Leather
4 cups hulled strawberries
Local honey-2 tablespoons-1/4 cup, depending on sweetness of the strawberries, less is better
Heat an oven to the lowest setting possible, mine is 170°F. Puree all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper and pour the mixture onto the pan. Spread the puree into a thin layer, tilting the pan to get as even as possible. Bake in the oven for several hours until it is no longer wet to the touch but not yet crispy, ours took about 4 hours. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly. Cut into 1-inch wide strips, leaving the paper on. Roll up and store in an airtight container for a few weeks or in the fridge for several months.
Notes: The cook times will vary from fruit to fruit, depending on how juicy the fruit is. Sometimes with certain fruits like apples, you may need to add a little water to get them pureed to the right consistency. This can be done with just about any fruit, even frozen fruits. Apples with cinnamon, blueberries and lime zest, even pumpkin… you can get creative too with different combinations and flavor combos!