The rowan berries I cleaned and are now in my freezer. I'll make rowan schnapps with them the next weekend. I've started cleaning the rose hips and I dusted off my recipes. I will beging by making rose hip leather, as this can be stored for the winter and used to make a whole range of recipes.
Fruit leathers are an excellent way of preserving certain fruit for later use in the year. Leathers are dissolved to make drinks in the Middle East and are also used as the basis for fruit desserts or they can be eaten as sweets (candies), making them much more versatile than you think. This recipe is for a classic version using rose hips that preserves the fruit's vitamin C content in the leather.
You can make fruit leathers from just about any fruit and this base recipe works well with blackberries, bilberries, elderberries, plums and many other fruit. You can also fruit like haws and crowberries to bulk out any other fruit.
Rose Hip Leather Recipe
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