Hurrah! It’s mango season!
Today we share the delicious recipe for MANGO LEATHER – a healthy treat that children and adults adore here in Jamaica.
You’ll need ripe mangoes (2-3 ripe, firm fruits), wax paper and a dehydrator (or gorgeous tropical sunshine).
1. Carefully wash and peel 2-3 fully ripe mangoes
2. Cut the mangoes lengthways to remove the seed (here at Hummingbird Hall we plant a large number of the used mango seeds in our gardens, or for visitors to take as gifts).
3. Scoop the soft mango flesh into a blender and process the pulp until a smooth purée (there’s no need for additives).
4, Place wax paper on dehydrator trays (or on a regular baking tray if you are fortunate enough to live in a warm climate)
5, Spread the purée on the wax paper (for extra cuteness, we suggest spreading the purée in letters, hearts or interesting shapes). The purée needs to be around an inch in thickness.
6. Place the tray in a dehydrator with the temperature set to 125°F to 130°F or place the tray in direct sunlight covering with muslin to fend off all too friendly insects.
7. When the dried pulp can be easily peeled from the plastic, the treat is done! Please note that dried mango leather is usually a darker colour than dried slices.
Be sure to roll the mango leather in plastic sheets (or cute boxes),as uncovered leather rolls will stick together.
You’re welcome – enjoy!