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Asking for substitute

satimis's picture
satimis

Asking for substitute

Hi all,

What will be the substitute of sultana other than Raisins?

Can I substitute fresh apricots with fresh peaches?  Any other suggestions?

TIA

B.R.

satimis

 

 

clazar123's picture
clazar123

Substitute another dried fruit for the sultanas-dried apricots or peaches, prunes,etc.

As for fresh peaches being substituted for fresh apricots-that should work. Any fresh,juicy fruit should work-peaches,pears, mangos,apples (a little drier), kiwi,  pineapple, bananas (treated so they don't darken).

It would be helpful to know what you are working on to know if any suggestion  given would be appropriate.

violetsareblue's picture
violetsareblue

My favorite sub is dried cranberries or dried cherries. Make sure you substitute with another dried fruit, fresh fruit will throw off your liquid balance.

satimis's picture
satimis

Hi,

Thanks for your advice.

I'm prepared to follow the recipe of;

ORGANIC APRICOT & MARZIPAN FRUIT CAKE

http://www.marriagesmillers.co.uk/recipes/apricot.html

They suggest dried apricots.  We expect using fresh food.

 

B.R.

satimis

 

 

G-man's picture
G-man

Looks like regular raisins, muscat raisins, currants, or apricots will be the way to go.

http://www.foodsubs.com/Fruitdry.html

clazar123's picture
clazar123

You must use dried fruit in this recipe. Fresh fruit is too wet-the cake will not turn out as expected. Use all dried apricot, if you do not want to use sultanas.

davidg618's picture
davidg618

Europe's drieid fruit of choice has been Zante currants for centuries.

David G