Last Christmas my daughter was living and breathing Rainbow Magic. On Christmas day she woke to a small jar of fairy dust and a letter from her beloved Rachael and Kirsty. There were so many gifts exchanged on the day, but nothing was near as exciting as the little jar of fairy dust and her special note.
500 grams of strawberries
Squeeze of lemon juice (optional)
Preheat your oven to 80 degrees Celsius or 175 degrees Fahrenheit. Line two oven trays with baking paper.
Puree the above ingredients until smooth. Pour thinly over the baking paper. Bake for three hours, peel away from the paper and quickly pulse the dried strawberries in your blender or food processor until it resembles a fine powder.
It has been difficult for me to give exact oven temperatures here as my oven only has a 50 and 100 degree marking. I think the best approach is to tell you what mine is like when I remove it from the oven. It is very thin and crisp, it will crumble as I pull it away from the paper, it snaps and breaks. I hope that helps you.
This only makes a small amount, depending on what you are using the fairy dust for you can quickly whiz up some desiccated coconut or rolled oats and mix it through until well combined.
My daughter has a pinch of fairy dust and it takes her to fairy land, it enables the fairies to hear her thoughts and she can speak to them, this was all explained in her little note from her Rainbow Magic friends.
We have sprinkled our Fairy Dust on cupcakes, frozen bananas and many other things. I also think it would be great if you had a fussy little one who could sprinkle this on her meals. Be sure to let me know how you use it, I hope your little fairies love it!
Here are some quick photos I took with my phone in response to a reader request. They are all from the same batch, believe it or not. I hope they help a little with perfecting your fairy dust.
It is worth noting that pretty pink strawberries make pretty pink fairy dust. The strawberries I used in the images below were not a lovely vibrant red like the ones I used in the image above. When I combined the two together in our fairy dust jar you could see a very noticeable difference, the latest batch has a brown tinge to it, my daughter will still love it and it isn’t overly obvious until you compare the too. Enjoy!