After making butter loaded bakes all these days, I really wanted a change. So here is a simpler recipe with very few ingredients and the main point is that it also doesn’t need any experience in baking. It is too simple and absolutely delicious. I haven’t come across fruit leathers in my place but have seen so many posts on it. And I was so curious about how it would taste and how it would feel. I thought of making mango leather but at the time of preparation, it was not season. But we got raw mango in abundance. So I tried a tangy version of the leather with raw mangoes and I was so happy. Some times we really crave for something tangy and I was going through that phase when I made these. So it became my favourite snack. If you love raw mangoes, then you will surely love this concentrated version of raw mango.
As it was my first attempt at making leather, I was confused at some steps but my experience will be a good lesson for you who are going to try this at home. I wanted to add just a few drops of food colour but when I was titling my food colour bottle, way too much colour spilled inside and so my mango leather is so green. You can reduce the food colour to a few drops. The leather is baked at minimum temperature for 4-5 hours until all the liquid in the mixture evaporates. It is close to drying it out in the sun. In oven there will be hot spots and those places tend to dry faster than the remaining areas and will become very crisp. But there is no need to worry. Once we let it sit overnight to cool inside oven all those areas soften. I didn’t know that and I just discarded them as they were too crispy. But the next day they were soft and only then I realized that I should have waited. So be patient while making this and you will be rewarded with a delicious tangy, rubbery raw mango leather.
Raw Mango-3 medium sized
Green Food Colour-a few drops
Wash and wipe mangoes.
Cut them and discard the seed.
Chop them and grind to a fine paste with 1/2 cup of water.
Pour it into a sieve and collect the pulp. Discard the coarse pulp.
Now put it on stove and add food colour and sugar.
Let it boil and reduce to a thick spreadable mixture.
Line and grease a 9″ * 13″ tray and pour the mango mix on the tray.
With a spoon spread it out evenly.
Set the temperature to the lowest setting in oven.
Place the tray in the middle rack and let it bake for 4 hours.
Remove from the oven and peel away the baking paper.
Flip the mango leather on to another greased paper. There would be some soft spots left which might be sticky.
If there are such spots, then return it back to oven and let it completely dry. It should no stick to your fingers.
Now switch off oven and allow the leather to cool completely. I just left it overnight.
The next day, Cut the leather into stripes along with the paper, roll them up and store.
I left two rolls for more than 3 weeks and they were good as the fresh ones.
So store in airtight jar and enjoy as you go!!
Loading InLinkz ...