Do you have some dried fruit or raisins which are too dry? Quickly rehydrate them and enjoy a more succulent taste.
Whether you want them for baking or snacking, all raisins will benefit from some rehydration.
Place the raisins in a bowl and cover with just-boiled water, then leave to soak for 10-15 minutes. Strain and allow to cool.
Raisins soaked in rum or brandy add a great depth of flavour. Mix the raisins and liquid in a small saucepan and warm gently. Remove from the heat and allow to soak for a few minutes.
Lovely with ice cream.
Try Nanny’s bread pudding with rum soaked raisins, its great!