Friday, 18 November 2016

Plum Fruit Leather Bats for A Batman Fan or Halloween Party

I made these plum fruit leather bats for Halloween with the plums that were literally falling from the tree in my garden.  
I have so many garden to kitchen cookbooks and many have recipes for fruit leather, but never got round to making it at home despite having so many recipes bookmarked.  I am embarrassed to admit, its only because fruit leather began popping up on blogosphere that got me finally motivated. 
 couldn't find my black cat cookie cutter as that is what I really wanted to do with the plum fruit leather, but I guess I could do that for next year now, so instead we have some of Batmans back up - Nocturnal Bats.  I've rolled some plum fruit leather too for effect.
My regular readers will that my first attempt at making fruit leather was a bit of a fail, but I managed to save the pulped plums for other recipes including Plum Ketchup.  The second attempt was much more pleasing.  I loved how the fruit leather peeled off the sheet like old wallpaper being stripped from the wall.  It  was so satisfactory to pull off and moreso to eat. Zingy and surprisingly yummy.
Vegan Mofo Rainbow challenge yesterday was a colour you rarely eat; and today it is to make your food look like a photo taken with a black and white camera; and tomorrow its Goth Day - black blues and purples.  I have combined the three challenges in one.  What do you think? 

Other Fruit Leather Recipes on Blogosphere
Homemade Fruit Roll Ups by  Our Best Bites 
Natasha's Kitchen Plum Fruit Leather
 The Food Network Various Fruit Leathers
DIY Natural Rhubarb Fruit Leather
The Full Helping Blueberry Goji Fruit Leather
And for fun, here are some photographs I took when I went to a few months ago of heroes and villians. 

 

8 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea, I'm inspired! The colour is so dark, they're just the perfect bats.

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    1. Thank you. I was surprised at how dark they turned out too

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  2. You have obviously mastered fruit leather now, and cutting it into creative shapes to boot!

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    1. Not luck, I think i was fortunate this time as i was determined to do it properly than the first time. I've made more since and not so perfect, but i mastered the thinly spreading from making a legume based facon bacon recipes, so i was pleased with that part. Thank you

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  3. wow those photos are lovely - did you take them in black and white or was the leather actually quite dark - I thought it was taken in black and white but they were deep red but then was unsure at the last comment. I've never made fruit leather but I am sure home made is a good way to preserve fruit for snacks.

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    1. Thank you. the pictures are a mix of my works iphone (yes works, my personal one is pay as you go and so old fashioned) The first and last are iphone and the others with D's camera. No they were not taken in B&W, some of the plums were quite dark. I hope you make some. I have made some more not as perfect though, but still nice to eat - twang

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  4. I've never made fruit leather, but have often been tempted to try.... I couldn't see how you actually made it.... is there a recipe/process anywhere?
    The bat cutters are so cute..... they work perfectly with the dark leather! x

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    1. I've linked a few recipes at the bottom of the post as I adapted it and it was a combo of two. I did not feel I could write it up as I did not have true creative ownership of it.

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