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Stoned fruit recipes

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Re: Stoned fruit recipes

Postby aero280 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:41 pm

I wonder if I could adapt one of those. OH bought a box of apricots from Costco and they are dire. Almost tasteless and pulpy. All I can think of is to cook them with a lot of spice of some sort. Or throw them out.

Costco do quite a lot of nice fruit, but I've never had much success with their stoned fruit, except the cherries.

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Re: Stoned fruit recipes

Postby Pepper Pig » Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:46 pm

I think apricots are much nicer baked aero. I'd give it a go.

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Re: Stoned fruit recipes

Postby aero280 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:39 pm

I'll give it a go. I had in mind that cinnamon might be OK in small quantities, maybe with some demerera sugar.

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Re: Stoned fruit recipes

Postby jeral » Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:58 pm

If apricots are almost tasteless and pulpy, how about a chutney, e.g.
https://www.fromthegrapevine.com/israel ... ot-chutney
I imagine there will be a curried pickle one somewhere too.

An oatbar recipe is here. You could make the oat mix up however you like with seed or nuts, so just posting this as it spreads the apricot pulp as a sandwich slice:
https://butterwithasideofbread.com/oatm ... t-squares/

Or use it as a pulp sweetened and reduced with brown treacly sugar or honey for use as a generous swirl in ice cream or a cheesecake topping or in a mousse.

Tree fruits never seem chin drippingly good to me, not even plums. I imagine the chefs for the peach recipes in Pepper Pig's link use freshly picked juicy ripe ones.

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Re: Stoned fruit recipes

Postby Earthmaiden » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:15 am

My favourite crumbles are apricot or plum. For plum I always add a drop or two of almond extract. I wonder if it would help the apricots?

Markets seem to be the best places to get nice stoned fruits. I never think that supermarkets and the like are much good. As for peaches and nectarines, nice ones are such a rare treat I reserve them for eating with juice dripping down my chin rather than cooking with!

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Re: Stoned fruit recipes

Postby ZeroCook » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:28 am

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I like the look of Liam Charles' freeze-cake. Bit naughty on the cream and cream cheese calorie front but would be good for a special occasion. Might have to do a test run. ;)

Thing about cooking with shop bought stone fruit is it's a lot about the variety - delicate dessert fruit tends to be more watery and falls apart more easily than more robust fruit grown for pies, canning, fillings, drying and so on.

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Re: Stoned fruit recipes

Postby Suelle » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:58 am

I'm surprised The Guardian omitted Dan Lepard's Stone Fruit Yogurt Cake! Good with apricots, peaches and plums, and you can throw a few raspberries in with peaches too, for extra flavour.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... ogurt-cake
The blog which does what it says on the tin:

http://mainlybaking.blogspot.co.uk/

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Re: Stoned fruit recipes

Postby Rainbow » Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:52 am

I've used that recipe - I think Suffs recommended it on the other forum - and it's certainly a good one.

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Re: Stoned fruit recipes

Postby Suffs » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:28 am

I did Rainbow ... a definite favourite.

DD says she’s bringing us some greengages tomorrow :woohoo:

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Re: Stoned fruit recipes

Postby aero280 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 10:38 am

A copy of the Dan Lepard cake is in my recipe book. It’s what I planned to make, but I think there will still be more apricots to use. It’s a big box!

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Re: Stoned fruit recipes

Postby Stokey Sue » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:19 am

I am slightly worried by the title of this thread - stoned fruit, what have you all been doing to them? I would use the term stone fruit

I tend not to cook fruit very much as I don’t really make desserts, and I prefer peaches, nectarines etc raw on the whole, I keep hearing people say apricots are better cooked, but I don’t agree, unless they are like aero’s. Like pears though, you have about 11 minutes to eat them while they are at their best.

What I do quite like are those fruit tarts with apricots or greengages baked into a slightly sticky frangipane, I’ve had mixed success making them myself, usually the fruit produces so much juice it ends up a mess. They are also my favourite jams

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Re: Stoned fruit recipes

Postby scullion » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:25 am

Stokey Sue wrote:I am slightly worried by the title of this thread - stoned fruit, what have you all been doing to them? I would use the term stone fruit

or drupe.

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Re: Stoned fruit recipes

Postby Stokey Sue » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:32 am

scullion wrote:or drupe.

Not necessarily a Kitchen term?

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Re: Stoned fruit recipes

Postby Suelle » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:43 am

Once the stone is out, are they stoned, or de-stoned?
The blog which does what it says on the tin:

http://mainlybaking.blogspot.co.uk/

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Re: Stoned fruit recipes

Postby scullion » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:44 am

but the correct term.

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Re: Stone fruit recipes

Postby Suelle » Thu Jul 30, 2020 11:52 am

scullion wrote:but the correct term.


Drupe fruit yogurt cake doesn't sound so good!
The blog which does what it says on the tin:

http://mainlybaking.blogspot.co.uk/

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Re: Stoned fruit recipes

Postby Pepper Pig » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:13 pm

This popped up on my Twitter feed. I have never heard of mahlep but it sounds like it's a match for stone fruit.

https://www.tastecooking.com/turkeys-elusive-spice/

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Re: Stoned fruit recipes

Postby KeenCook2 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:22 pm

When we bought some tasteless apricots at the market a few years ago we poached them with spices - cinnamon and vanilla I think? Can't remember now, but they were delicious. Maybe in some white wine?

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Re: Stoned fruit recipes

Postby scullion » Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:24 pm

Mahlep would only really be a match in texture (but not flavour) for ground almonds rather than for the pericarp of the cherries.
i probably need to chuck out the opened packet, i have had for a few years, in the back of the cupboard!

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