Monday, August 10, 2009
I love mixed dried fruit, the kind that you make fruit cake or fruit mince from; sultanas, raisins, currents, candied peel and cherries (usually imitation, those little jelly balls). However, I hate the candied citrus peel that is in it. I love the flavour that it gives to the fruit, I just hate chomping down on whole pieces of peel. So I pick it all out before I use it. It takes a while, but it's definitely worth it. Most people I know hate the imitation cherries, and while you can get top shelf mixes with real maraschino cherries, just between you and me, I love the imitation cherries!
Above is a brownie with mixed dried fruit and spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg). It didn't last 24 hours. One of my flatmates nearly inhaled the whole thing, he liked it so much. I made it in the evening and it was gone before lunch the next day.