Simple delight was what I experienced when I pulled the tray of perfect home-made sultanas out of the oven yesterday!
My delight seemed dis-proportionate with the simplicity of the cooking task. It was the same feeling when I first made crumpets from scratch.
My over enthusiastic grocer sent me home with two enormous bags of grapes last week. With my husband away and my little creature unwell, the fruit bowl was fuller than normal and I can’t bare to waste food so I dehydrated them.
One of my dear friends Sammy has a ripper dehydrator which does everything (except pick the Melbourne Cup she tells me) but without that I just used my oven. Over the last few days, every time I used the oven, I’d put the tray of grapes into the oven to take advantage of its warmth. How’s that for being green! Alternatively you could slowly dry the grapes over 4-5 hours in an oven around 110 degrees.
Now nibbling on a small handful of home-made sultanas.