drying mangoes,

Dadirai - posted on 02/08/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )

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lmy family loves mangoes ,l would like to dry some and preserve them for winter, does anyone know of simple method l can use with basic kitchen appliances?





2, a friend suggested l buy a dehydrator, does anyone have any idea where l can buy that in johannesburg?

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Jessie - posted on 02/08/2011

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you can do it in the oven on a very low heat Im not sure about Farenheit but about 60 degrees or the lowest your oven will go to
Mango Leather
* 4 cups mango purée (from about 4 large, unripe mangoes)
* 1 cup clover honey
* ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
* ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
* ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
the honey is according to taste

Use cookie sheets with edges (13" X 15" or 12" X 17" pans work well). Line with plastic wrap, being careful to smooth out the wrinkles, or spray with vegetable oil cooking spray. Do not use waxed paper or aluminum foil.

Fruit leathers can be poured into a single large sheet or into several smaller sizes along the cookie sheet. Avoid pouring purée too close to the edge of the cookie sheet. Set oven at the lowest setting, which should be 60C If your oven does n If your oven does not a setting this low, it may not be suitable for home drying of foods. Place the cookie sheets with purée on oven racks. Leave the oven door open about 2 to 6 inches. Check oven temperature periodically with a thermometer to keep the air temperature at about 60C. If the temperature gets too high, the oven may have to be temporarily turned off, and then turned on again.

Drying time will be longer for the large leather than smaller ones. Drying time may also be longer in a regular oven than in an electric dehydrator, depending on temperature control during drying. For a large leather, begin checking your leather at 8 to 10 hours, however.

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Anne - posted on 02/09/2011

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Yes, I bought a dehydrater is Checkers House and Home, but I think that it was either a Verimark product or Homemark. Hope this helps

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