In my kitchen – March 2015

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In my kitchen:

Is a prune and walnut roll.  I love “Rolada” brand fruit rolls and have prunes galore so I thought I would try and make one.  I searched the web and collected all the recipes for prune and walnut rolls I could find.  I then chose the one which sounded the most promising.  It was good – it went in one day – but not quite as good as Rolada.  I found it hard to make mine as firm as the commercial ones.  I made the log, lined some poly pipe with baking paper and then put the log into the poly pipe.  I then pressed down as hard as I could to make it as compact as possible.  I then dried it in the dehydrator.  Like I said, it was good but not perfect.  I have ideas for improvement. Continue reading

Passionfruit Syrup

 

IMG4624-2015Given the title of this blog, it is fitting that my first post deals with passionfruit.  My generous neighbour, Renate, recently gave me a couple of bags of passionfruit from her prolific vine.  She advises me that the secret to her success is the fact that the vine is growing at the end of her leach drain.   As I am going through a home-made yoghurt phase (more on that later), I decided to make passionfruit syrup to drizzle on my yoghurt.

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