An easy way to save all that summer fruit! Try this easy, frugal & healthy method.
Puree fruit - set aside (use strawberries, blueberries, grapes, blackberries, rhubarb, etc...)
Boil 2 cups water.
Add 1 tablespoon gelatin
(plain is cheaper than Jell-O - 1 tab. = 1 pack. of Jell-O / or use Jell- O it adds a bit of flavor),
and 1 tablespoon of sugar.
Add 2 cups of fruit to the 2 cups of water & boil together.
Freeze or can!
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Pita can be fat free! - A great way to enjoy those summer veggies!
2 tablespoons yeast
2 cups warm water
8 cups flour (unbleached at least)
2 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 tablespoon salt
Dissolve the yeast in the water with a tablespoon of the flour
and let stand until it bubbles.
Mix the flours and salt in a large bowl.
Mix in the yeast mix.
Add enough additional water to make a very stiff dough.
Knead until smooth.
Cover and let rise until doubled.
Punch down and divide into small balls about 3 inches in diameter.
Roll well in your hands to make sure there are no seams.
Set aside covered for an hour.
Preheat oven to at least 525 F.
Roll out the balls of dough on a floured surface to about 8 inches.
Cook one at a time on a cookie sheet. It only takes a few minutes to bake.
While one is cooking, prepare the next.
They will puff up and get a light brown in spots.
Remove from oven and set on a terry cloth towel, covering with the towel as well.
Stack one on top of the other as they are done.
Keep covered until cool.
Once you make these, you will never buy a pita again.
*sent by a reader from the homesteading list
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