CF, DF, EF, GF, GRF, MF, NUTF, SALF, SOYF, SUF, YF
For the Fruit Leather (dehydrator required)
For the Coco Cream
To Make the Strawberry Leather
--->Add the strawberries and dates in a medium-sized pot with water to cover the bottom plus inches more. Let come to a boil, then cook on low, covered, 45 minutes. Pass the compote through a food mill if you'd rather not have any seeds in your fruit leather. Add the compote to a bowl with the psyllium and let thicken 5 minutes. If you find it not quite thick enough, add 1 tsp more at a time, waiting 5 minutes after each addition.
Spread the compote thinly on 2 solid Teflex sheets and dry at 145F in a dehydrator. When the top sides are dry, flip them over onto the mesh screens, peel off the Teflex sheets, and continue drying on the mesh screens until dry but still tacky. Cut the sheets into 9 large pieces using clean scissors.
To Make the Coco Cream
---> Open the can and scoop out the solidified top layer (this is the coconut cream). Use the watery part underneath for another recipe (e.g. add to any recipe where water is called for and use in its place). Add the coco cream and a few drops of stevia to a food processor and use the pulse button to mix it in. If you find your cream melting because your kitchen is hot, resolidify the coconut cream by putting it in the fridge or freezer.
To Make the Hors D'oeuvres
---> Top the middle of each piece of strawberry fruit leather with a dollop of the coco cream. Sprinkle on your fave garnishes, such as shredded coconut, goji berries, shaved chocolate pieces, carob chips, etc.
If you'd rather not cook your strawberries, you can simply puree them with the dates and a bit of water in a food processor to a smooth consistency. Add to a bowl with the psyllium and let gel, then spread onto the Teflex sheets and dry.
Do note that because of the melting nature of the coco cream, put these num-nums together and serve immediately. The cream will melt at a much slower rate if serving in an area that is of cool temperature.
CF= Corn Free DF= Dairy Free EF= Egg Free FF= Fat Free GF= Gluten Free GRF= Grain Free MF= Meat Free NUTF= Nut Free SALF= Salt Free SOYF= Soy Free SUF= Sugar Free YF= Yeast Free
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