Sunday, August 31, 2014

Sun dried raisins DIY

Last year as summer project to beat the summer hear I made Gulkand .. Gulkhand is rose petal jam and you can find the recipe here! This year I thought of making raisins !!

It so happened that Avaneesh likes to eat raisins and one day he asked where does it come from? I said" It is dried grape which is made by drying it in the sun. Anyone make it . You only need really hot sunlight."  To which he replied then lets make it!! 
I thought what a  brilliant idea!! Lets try doing it.

Sun dried raisins are easy to make. All you need is grapes and a place where you get direct sunlight. Hot and dry weather is the best. You can leave it out day and night if the weather doesnot have any moisture in the morning. In that case bring it inside at night. 

Start by washing the grapes. Dry them on a tissue paper. Keep them in a sieve in a place where you can direct sunlight for most part of the day. 
Check the grapes everyday. Shake them a bit everyday to dry them evenly from all sides. Grapes first get darker and wrinkled. Over the days they became smaller and dried. After a week they are completely dried. The drying time also depends on how hot the weather is. 

They taste awesome and my sunny boy loves it!! 

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Jenny said...

Will try if it gets hot enough!! Thanks for sharing!!

Charlene@APinchofJoy said...

Great idea to satisfy curiosity and experiment with your son to see the change from grapes to raisins. Lots of life lessons in there, too!

Purnima@a creative project said...

Hi Jenny!! Definitely give it a try.. sooner before it starts cooling down:)
Hi Charlene!! so true.. plus it teaches to be patient with nature and the results will be delicious:)

Miz Helen said...

What a great idea, I would love to try this. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with Full Plate Thursday. Have a great week and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Purnima@a creative project said...

Thanks Miz Helen!! Love your linky party!! Its a fantastic source of lovely food and ideas!!!