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wssla00 wrote: »
£3.50 spend in ff's today on some meat, some frozen apples and some frozen rhubarb. Going to add that to the copius amounts of plums I have been offered for some very special chutneys,jams and fruit leathers for snacks at lunchtimes!
ChocClare wrote: »
wssla00, do you have a recipe for fruit leathers? I often think I should make some, but the only time I've ever tried it (in our carp fan leccy oven) it was something of a disastrous non-event.
sistercas wrote: »
I spent £35 yesterday on absolute carp in mr T's , chocolate , a diary ( in september? :cool::o) more chocolate i think . what a plonker , it was a shop completely driven by hormones and now i have nothing to show for it ( except a diary obviously :rotfl:)
blown half my budget too, beans on toast all week then
adelight wrote: »
They do a 1lb bag of kenyan ground coffee that is lovely if you have a press or coffee maker. 99p store also often have bags of douge egberts coffee in. If you don't have a press or cafetiere, get one! Coffee is delicious that way, never bitter. For me the cheapest coffee from a press tastes better than expensive instant coffee.
wssla00 wrote: »
I do two types. One which is sweetened and one which doesn't.
I usually use about 500g of the fruit (whatever ones I fancy- today I am going to do blackberry and apple and rhubarb ones) a squeeze of lemon juice, boiled until it is all juicy then strain it through a sieve and push through as much of the goo that you can. Then if I am using a sweetener, I add a squeeze of honey or golden syrup, mix it round then spread it thinly over some baking trays lined with some parchment paper. Then I let them dry out in the sun on my window seat. I didn't want to use the oven as it costs a load of cash for it (18 hours on.....:eek:) so it takes about two days to dry in a sunny room. It will go all sticky and then will go really dry. you can then pull it into pieces or roll them into strips with a pizza cutter. Farm foods do packs of fruit for a quid which makes a lot of them if you haven't got any about from foraging or from your garden
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