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By Meg Thompson
Strawberry Lemonade Strips, or fruit leather as you may know it. These are so simple to make, all you need is a little time. I loved them so much I had to make some blueberry ones with mint and lime – SO GOOD!
Strawberry Lemonade Strips Recipe
I like to make them super tangy, to give a real lemonade fizz aftertaste, but depending on your taste you may like to add slightly less lemon.
440-450g strawberries (around 3 cups)
2 tsp lemon zest
3-4 tbs maple syrup or honey, depending on the sweetness of your strawberries
1 tbs lemon juice
Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender and process until smooth.
Line a baking tray with baking paper and pour the mix onto the paper. Spread out into an even layer across the paper. The thickness is important. You want it thin, but not too thin or it will burn at the edges when cooking. Aim for around 3-4mm thickness.
Place into the oven at the lowest temperature – for me that was 100C / 210F, the lower the better. If you have a dehydrator, this is a great recipe for it.
Cook your berries for 1.5 – 2.5 hours. You will know when it is ready as you can touch the mixture and it doesn’t make a hole, and stays in place when gently poked, rather than coming away on your finger. Be careful not to overcook here.
Allow to cool completely, and cut into strips with scissors whilst the baking paper is still attached. Either peel or leave the paper attached and then roll into shape.
Blueberry Mint Strips Recipe
3 cups blueberries
2 tsp lime zest
4 tsp lime juice
1/4 cup maple syrup
Use the same directions as above.
Note: an apple or raw carrot is the perfect chaser to help to clean any chewy bits from teeth. I hope you enjoy – and I’d love to know your fave car snacks for keeping everyone entertained!