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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Honey Fermented Fruit

We love fresh fruit just as it is but, sometimes it's even better if it's fermented in a little honey. There is so much wonderful fresh fruit available just now. Fermenting small jars-full is a fabulous solution for using up fruit that needs to be dealt with quickly before it goes off, or savouring the amazing flavours & goodness of some of the wonderful summer berries around.  
All you need is a clean jar, then:
Add washed fruit...slice or dice larger pieces
Drizzle over a large tablespoon of liquid honey
(I adore Rewa Rewa honey from Arataki. It's only $10 a kilo, which I think is amazing value!)
Let the honey melt through the fruit.
Squeeze a little lemon juice over the top of peaches, apricots or nectarines to help stop the top layer going brown (although they still taste fine).
Pop on the lid & keep on the bench for about 3 days.
Invert the jar daily to let all the juices run through all the fruit & to release any pressure created by the fermentation process. Taste & sniff as you go & add more honey if required especially for tart plums etc.
Once fermented store in the fridge. It'll keep for weeks. I'll let you know how I get on after months.
Cherries, black raspberries (thanks to the marvellous Lesley!!), a few wine berries & some pineapple.
Apricots & strawberries.
The last lot of raspberries I made in to the most amazing jelly. The flavour was superb & gelatine is so good for you too. I will add to this post as I discover more about preserving & enhancing fruit through fermentation.
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