Saturday, December 4, 2010

Persian Fruit Salad

Persian fruit Salad

This Fruit Salad is made with dried fruit, soaked in an apricot 'sauce', flavored with both Orange blossom and Rose blossom waters. It can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. It can be used as a dessert or on breakfast cereal. The Orange and Rose Blossom waters can be purchased from Middle Eastern shops or Turkish shops.

100g Dried Apricots.
250g cold water
450g mixed dried fruit, I used apricots,peaches, pears, figs , plus.
10/15 prunes
Further 1 ltr. cold water
2 Tablespoons of both Orange and Rose Blossom water ,(not essence)
!/2 cup of almonds

Zap dried apricots in TMX ,speed 7 for 7 seconds.
Add 250mls of cold water and cook for 10 mins. at 100o, speed 1.
Zap 7 seconds on speed 7 or until a thick sauce is formed.
Add 1 litre of cold water, dried fruit and prunes, Rose and Orange waters.
Mix, reverse 10 seconds, on speed 5,
Pour into a container and keep for at least 12 hours.
Stir in almonds after soaking period.

Don't be tempted to sweeten until after the soaking period.

10 serves, can be served with cream, yogurt or plain.

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