View Full Version : want to make pizza bread/softish tortillas but no deyhdrator
08-08-2007, 12:47 PM
any good recipes? im really craving a savory wrap, burrito or slice of pizza! i'm all desserted out.
08-08-2007, 01:21 PM
I've never tried this but my mind got to working and thinking that if dessert pie crusts can be made without a dehydrator, then a pizza crust can too. For instance, most dessert crusts are some kind of nuts processed with dates. So, you could perhaps use nuts processed with a few (soaked) sun-dried tomatoes and a little olive oil. To that add some Italian seasonings, sea salt and/or whatever other herbs/spices you desire. Process but don't make it TOO wet, just enough to be able to mold it and press it down into a pie pan or plate or whatever you decide to use. Then you could top with your sauce, toppings, etc.
As for a wrap...maybe if you ground nuts up really fine (maybe with a coffee grinder) and then put that in a bowl, season it as desired and added a little olive oil and then water just a little at a time until it forms a stiff, yet workable dough that you could roll out with a rolling pin into a flat wrap of some sort. Some things you just gotta experiment with...that's what I do and I don't use a LOT of stuff...just enough to make a small test-run sample to see how it turns out and if it turns out well, then you make more the next time (be sure to jot down what you use and how much when/where possible).
08-08-2007, 03:42 PM
hey thanks, those are good ideas!
08-08-2007, 07:09 PM
i suppose i could sundrie the stuff too, it is pretty hot and sunny here
08-08-2007, 07:11 PM
Ooooh! I am SO going to try that tomorrow!
08-09-2007, 11:34 PM
I didn't have a dehydrator when I started and I'm actually kind of embarrassed to say what I did.... because it was a waste of energy.. but what I would do is pull my oven shelf out of the oven, so it's still attached, but sticking all the way out, then I put whatever I was dehydrating on the shelf and turned my oven on to the lowest possible heat. With the oven open and the tray pulled out it will not accumulate enough heat to actually cook it, but it'll have heat moving past so it can dehydrate. I've made both pizza crusts and tortillas this way and both turned out EXCELLENT, the only problem is the electricity bill :)
08-16-2007, 12:06 PM
Does anyone have a warming drawer on there stove? I just realized that we have one, I thought it was the broiler down there at the bottom of the stove but it's actually a warmer, I wonder if this can be used to make breads and other dehydrated foods as it's only to warm food. I wonder what's the highest temp it goes to.. I tried checking GE Sight but I guess I'll have to us a themometer or something.
08-16-2007, 12:23 PM
If you are craving salty/spicy, you could try Spicy Walnut Taco Meat form the Gone Raw website:
It's not pizza, but it's pretty good. I wrapped it in romaine lettuce leaves with some tomato and avocado. You could vary the spices that you add to the walnuts and maybe come up with some kind of pizza-tasting meat. Basil, oregano, maybe chipolte peppers...
lil fairy z girl
08-17-2007, 10:27 AM
thanks rawkinlocs for those ideas... i will try the nut and sundried tom's idea..
08-17-2007, 11:01 AM
Hey I used my oven warmer last night to make the crust for pizza it took all night but it is so good. The oven never got to hot, I could actually put my hand in and didn't get burned it was on so low, I might not need a dehydrator for a while.
08-17-2007, 12:26 PM
Then there's always collard greens to use as a wrap. Yes?
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