A vegan and healthy fruit gum. Just oranges, tarragon, vanilla, hazelnuts and coconut is all you need.
- 4 whole Oranges
- 1 whole Vanilla pod
- 1 pinch Cinnamon
- 1 tbsp Fresh tarragon, chopped
- 2 tablespoons Grated coconut
- 1 cup Hazelnuts, peeled, roasted, ground (optional)
Fillet of oranges. Bring the fillets to a boil in a saucepan, then lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, then blend using an immersion blender.
Add the vanilla, a pinch of cinnamon, possibly a little maple syrup and simmer for another 15 minutes.
Remove the pan from the stove. Add the tarragon and another pinch of cinnamon to taste.
Place the baking mat on a baking sheet and spread a thin layer of the orange mixture on it in a rectangle shape. The layer should not be thicker than 2-4 millimeters. Leave to dry in the oven at 70°C (158°F) for approximately 6 hours. It’s best to stick a wooden spoon in the door to hold it slightly ajar, allowing the moisture released by the oranges to escape.
When the fruit leather is completely dry, it turns into a rubbery “mat” and can be peeled off the baking mat in one piece.
Spread grated coconut and hazelnuts on a baking sheet. Brush the fruit skin thinly with water on both sides using a brush then place it in the coconut-hazelnut mixture. Press it firmly onto the nut mixture, then roll it up carefully. Don’t roll it too loosely! Hold the roll firmly and squeeze it a little while rolling it, so that it retains as much of the coconut and hazelnut as possible.
Heat a kitchen knife with hot water (wipe the blade clean with a towel before cutting the fruit roll) and cut the roll into thin rolls with light pressure. You can store the fruit leather rolls in an airtight jar for several weeks.