Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Apricot Madness

I was in my local health food shop, Hansa in the Fountain Street, 
and they had a basket of dried apricots half price.
 Had a chat with the guys there and we decided the world has gone mad!
Everything that we eat has to have a sell by date, that includes hard cheese that has been maturing for years, dark chocolate, dried fruit and even salt!!! Now I agree the first 3 do have a shelf life but it could be years, and salt can last for centuries! 
But decided to make the most of it and brought a kilo.  
Something at the back of my mind said I had seen a recipe for a jam made from dried apricots.
After hitting google, recipe was found and amazingly the fruit needed to soak for 48 hours. The transformation was impressive, they really look pretty like the original fruit.
The end result was not bad, a bit more syrupy than jammy, but will be delicious drizzled over porridge, perfect for cold winter mornings.
And they havent been wasted......

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