We have an abundance of durian. Last year I dried the pieces, but they were a bit strong for my mixes and truth to tell I hoarded them eating them myself until I couldn't eat any more. This year with more durian my situation is different and I have tried something a little more interesting. I know durian candy is made in south east Asia and I've seen a loose recipe or two for durian jam. I've made something somewhat in between: durian chews.
(For those of you unfamiliar with durian I have an earlier post, Durians are here.)
It's a fairly basic recipe. Take some durian:
open, and remove the flesh and seeds:
take the shells to the compost:
separate the flesh from the seeds, keep the seeds for planting. Remember the seeds must not dry out!!
Put the flesh in a pot, add a little bit of raw sugar and cook down til thick and a dark green/yellow:
Then my camera broke. But spread it on a sheet, about 1/2 inch thick and dry for about 24 hours, turning every few hours. Cut and store between wax paper in a sealed airtight container.
A lovely, chewy, sweet, not so sticky, not so smelly way to enjoy durian. Long live the King!