Total Time
16hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 16 hrs

From Roald Dahl's Revolting Recipes cookbook. This wallpaper needs to be made a day or two before to allow it to dry out. This will keep easily for a week and can be rolled up.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a food processor, puree the dried apples with the sugar, until the mixture resembles "chopped nuts".
  2. If using the apricots, puree without adding the sugar and follow steps 6-9.
  3. Put the water in a double boiler and sprinkle in the gelatin. Leave to stand for 5 minutes.
  4. Now simmer the water in the bottom of the double boiler and dissolve the gelatin.
  5. Once dissolved, slowly add to the apple puree and mix well.
  6. Collect the puree into a ball and place on a large sheet of cling-film, gently flattening with your hand into a square.
  7. Now place another sheet of cling-film on top and, using the rolling pin, gently roll out into a thin squarish sheet about 1/12 inch thick (you should see through it when held up to the light).
  8. Rest on a wire rack and carefully remove the top sheet of cling-film.
  9. Stand in a warm place to dry out.
  10. After eight hours or so, turn over and gently remove the bottom sheet of the cling-film and leave to dry again.
  11. TO DECORATE: Cut each sheet of fruit into equal width strips and decorate with fresh fruit, melted chocolate, writing icing, edible flowers etc.