Watermelon “leather” rolls
A great way to use an oversupply of watermelon. My mom used to make a wide variety of fruit leather on a drying rack for us to take to school in our lunch boxes. Mix it up a bit by trying a combination of watermelon and strawberries.
Makes 2 small baking trays Preparation time 20 minutes Baking time 3 hours
• 10 cups (2,5 litres) watermelon cubes • 1 cup (250ml) sugar
THIS IS HOW
Remove all the seeds from the watermelon and pulp the flesh in a food processor. Work the pulp through a sieve lined with cheesecloth – retain the juice and use it to make agua fresca, a light, non-alcoholic Mexican drink (you’ll find a wealth of recipes on the internet).
Mix the watermelon pulp and sugar. Heat the oven to 85°C and line 2 small baking trays with baking paper or a silicone baking sheet. Spread out the fruit pulp evenly in the trays to a thickness of about 4mm. Bake for 3 hours and turn the trays halfway through to ensure even baking.
Place a layer of baking paper on top of the dried fruit, cut into strips and roll them up with the baking paper. Store in an airtight container. >