Today was a big day for my project! I took all plums, shiso leaves from the bottle and put on the bamboo basket to dry under the sun. (Outside temp was nearly 35c !) According to the book, the reason of this step means …. enhance preservative effect, make the plum softer, enrich fullness etc… I put everything back to the bottle in late afternoon since I prefer softer ones but have heard some people like to keep plum with shiso and vinegar separately. After this step, I can eat this Umeboshi finally. Yey! Try to use this Umebohsi and cook something ! FYI – Bigger plums on the bamboo basket are not current year’s umeboshi. I made them three years ago and tried to do the same step together this time.
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