View Full Version : URGENT Fruit Leather Problem
07-14-2007, 10:18 AM
I am trying to be a Raw Goddess and I am failing fast. I have Apple Cobbler waiting to go into the dehydrator, and since I had room, I thought I would try my first fruit leather. I blended peaches, blueberries, and a little juice from the apples. It is WAY thin! What do I do? It went right through the Telflex sheets. I tried to add a banana and it did not help. Was this just the wrong fruit combination?
HELP! My kitchen is a disaster!
07-14-2007, 10:23 AM
THROUGH the teflex sheet? Or around the edges and dripping thru the screen.
I'd add oats or a nut pulp if another banana did work
Will probably end up being more like a fruity cracker or flat cookie then leather though
OR maybe just some dried coconut would work
You could always just freeze the mix into ice cube and add to green smoothies over the next several days
07-14-2007, 10:27 AM
I can't see it going through the teflex sheets but I CAN see it going through the MESH sheet with the holes in it. So, you put it on the brown, smooth sheet?
07-14-2007, 10:37 AM
I am sorry....Yes, it went through the mesh sheets. Sorry, I am new to all this! I just got my dehydrator on Friday.
07-14-2007, 10:42 AM
Do you have any teflex sheets? If so, use those for things that are of a more liquid consistency or anything that may run through the mesh. If not, you'll want to get either some of the teflex OR you can use parchment paper (I use unbleached...get it from my food co-op/natural foods store).
07-14-2007, 10:44 AM
Ok...I feel REALLY stupid:o! I think I figured out my own problem....see I just received this dehydrator through Craiglist. It is an Excalibur. It was listed as having Telflex sheets. I thought it did....:eek: ...however, it only came with MESH sheets-of which I thought were Telfex....hence, the seeping through of my fruit leather.
Definitely a NEWBIE here, folks......
Can I just use plastic wrap, since I DO NOT have Telfex sheets?
07-14-2007, 10:48 AM
Yes, some have reported to successfully use plastic wrap. I think I tried it once and it was a little hard to work with. But try it out. But if you can get a hold of some parchment paper that would work even better.
07-14-2007, 10:55 AM
Thank you Rawkinlocs...Thanks for making me feel OK, too. I will learn!:D
07-14-2007, 06:53 PM
I thought there was an oops in that too but anyway I've used wax paper before and it was ok too
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