One of my children's favourite treats is a fruit roll, or fruit leather. This is made by preparing any smoothie and then dehydrating it until it's a soft and pliable fruit roll.
If by mistake you dehydrate it too much and it becomes too hard, don't worry! You have just made your first batch of fruit crisps - delicious!
To make the fruit roll in the photographs, I made two smoothies: one with peaches and one with strawberries (fresh or canned is your choice, of course keeping in mind that fresh doesn't contain added sugar and it's probably yummier).
When your smoothies are ready, pick up the teflon sheet of your dehydrator and spread a very, very thin layer of olive oil or coconut oil, using perhaps a silicon brush.
Slowly pour one smoothie occupying only one area of the dehydrator tray (the centre or one half).
Then pour the other smoothie, avoiding mixing the two.
Now to have some fun use a fork or any tool that won't scratch the teflon sheets, and gently tease the first smoothie into the other until you achieve the desired effect.
In my case I tried to make a big flower but waves come out pretty cool, too.
Set to dehydrate for 6-8 hours at medium temperature and do remember to check the fruit roll after the first 6 hours, unless you want chips...
When a lovely fruit leather is ready, smelling fantastic, gently take it off the teflon and with some kitchen paper wipe away the oil (which kept the fruit from sticking to the dehydrator tray).
Now pick up some cling film, already cut in small pieces, and using the scissors cut any shape you fancy, which can be rolled, made into sticks, spaghetti straps or whatever comes to your mind.
When you achieve that shape and you have rolled it, put the cling film on top of it to keep it moist and preserved from dust.
Store in the fridge and use it as a snack, or decoration for a cake and so on.
The possibilities are endless!
Have fun and let me know if you've managed to make a funny fruit leather!