The gorgeously talented Natasha Corrett has kindly given us some recipes from her new super-healthy cookery book. We’ll be posting a few of our favourites over the coming weeks. Thank you Tash!
Take a step back in time and savour these retro – and natural – sweets. Kids love them, and so do adults – it’s the perfect sweet, without the guilt.
makes 20 strips (10 of each colour)
- Orange Roll-ups
- 150g (5½oz) mango
- 100g (3½oz) peach
- ¼ tsp orange-flower water
- Red Roll-ups
- 140g (5oz/1 cup) strawberries
- 1 tsp xylitol
First, blend the mango, peach and orange-flower water until a smooth purÃ©e.
Spread out on a dehydrator sheet and set the dehydrator for 5 hours at 40°C/104°F. (If you don’t have a dehydrator, don’t despair. Just cook them in the oven at its lowest temperature with the door open for 5-6 hours or until ‘leather like’.)
Next, blend the strawberries and xylitol. Again, spread out on a dehydrator sheet and set the dehydrator for 5 hours at 40°C/104°F.
Remove from the dehydrator, cut into strips about 2.5cm (1in) wide and roll up. Keep the roll-ups in an airtight container.
Honestly Healthy For Life: Healthy Alternatives for Everyday Eating by Natasha Corrett and Vicki Edgson. Photography by Lisa Lindner. Published by Jacqui Small, £25.