Hello Happy Bakers!
The irony is not lost on me that I’m writing about sugar covered fruit and the fact I just signed up for Weight Watchers tonight. I wonder how many points these will be.
My husband actually made these with me and he described them as the stupidest recipe ever created. He said he doesn’t know why anyone would take perfectly healthy fruit and cover it with sugar. I said to make them tastier and he rolled his eyes at me. He suggested I skip this one and not include it on the site, but I told him I have too. I’m doing 30 recipes in the 30 days. I can’t make 29 and say the last one was silly. Plus they are kind of tasty.
This is one of those recipes where I tell you how the official recipes say to make them and how I actually got it to work. Let’s get to the instructions.
12-16 ounces assorted fruits. You can use grapes, cherries, raspberries, blackberries or small strawberries.
1 egg white
1 cup sugar
Rinse and dry the fruit. You want to make sure it’s clean and dry so the sugar will stick to the fruit later.
Place a toothpick in each piece of fruit that doesn’t have a stem. I tried that but the fruit just rolled around. I say skip the toothpick and use your fingers.
In a small bowl, lightly whisk the egg white.
Using a pastry brush, lightly coat each piece of fruit. You need to coat them completely and then let the excess drain off. Again, they say hold the toothpick but then it would be hard to coat the bottom side.
Hold the piece of fruit over an empty bowl and spoon sugar over the fruit. Do this very lightly or it will instantly clump up. Also, make sure you get both sides.
Place on a wire rack and let dry in a warm space for several hours.
That’s really it. Pretty simple actually. I don’t know if that counts as baking, but it 100% counts as something sweet. Sometimes you need a little sweet treat.
Next up: The Seven Dwarfs’ Caps.
Happy Baking Everyone!
Source: The Disney Bakery – 30 Magical Recipes by Adrienne Berofsky.