November 29, 2010 10:57 am 13 Comments
In the middle of winter it’s nice to have a taste of summer! What could be better, you might think, than an apricot crumble? But with apricots out of season, you’ll have to use organic dried apricots instead. Using organic dried fruit ensures that you don’t eat pesticide residues on the skin of the fruit.
Here’s how to soak dried fruit, ready to use.
Place your dried apricots, or any other dried fruit such as figs, in a mixing bowl, cover with lukewarm water and stir gently with a spoon, making sure that all the dried fruit is covered. Cover the bowl, transfer to the refrigerator and let the fruit soak up the water (this could take a couple of hours). When the fruit is plumped up, drain off the excess water and use the fruit immediately. Keep the discarded water, though – you can use it as an exercise drink.
You can warm them gently and simmer for a few minutes to use in fruit puddings, or have cold with yoghurt.
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This post was written by Sue