Homemade fruit roll ups
I have memories of my childhood treat, which was called pastila. Pastila is traditional Russian fruit confectionery. Wikipedia describes Russian pastila as marshmallow but tasting like fruit. Pastila is served as a tea desert. I used to eat pastila like a chewing candy.
When I made this pastila and gave my son to try it, he told me that it tastes exactly like fruit roll ups which we buy at any superstore. Well, I guess now I know how to make natural preservatives and chemicals free roll ups. In this recipe I used plums, but any fruit can be used as well.
Plums (any kind) 1 kg
Sugar 100 gr (if you like sweet deserts, add more sugar)
Wash plums, cut in half and remove pits. Put plum pieces into the pot. Cook plums on moderate heat until plums become soft. Blend plums thoroughly with hand blender. Add sugar, mix and place mixture on the stove. Cook paste until juice evaporates and paste thickens. The thicker the paste, the less time it will take for a paste to dry in your oven. Place parchment paper on a tray and spread plum paste over. Preheat oven to 250 F and place tray in the oven. Dry for about 3-4 hours. Remove dry paste from the oven, turn over with parchment paper up and let cool off. Pastila is done when paste does not stick to your fingers. Remove parchment paper from pastila, cut pastila in thin stripes, roll up and place in glass jar.