View Full Version : Did I kill it?
01-05-2008, 05:44 PM
I accidentally put my onion bread at 140 degrees for about 10 minutes before I realized my mistake. How dead is it? Do you think it's still alive at all? Would YOU eat it if you made the same mistake?
01-05-2008, 05:47 PM
Oh please. Unless you put it in the oven?
A dehydrator's barely getting started at that temp for that short a time.
01-05-2008, 05:53 PM
no no-it was already "preheated", iykwim? see, I had just washed the teflex and i wanted it to dry quickly so i cranked the machine for awhile. when it was dry I spread the mix and popped it in the dehydrator. I think it was only about 10 min, but maybe up to 20. (I didn't look at the clock.) I still plan on eating it. I'm not in a position to throw food away. I just was wondering if it could be dead/partially dead. How long does food have to be heated to start to die? does anyone know?
01-05-2008, 05:59 PM
If it's at the start of the dehydrating it's fine. One of my recipe books, written by a well informed doctor (not the quacks that are in hospitals), starts all his dehydrating recipes at 145 for 2-3 hours, because due to the high water content at the start, even though the air is 145, the food is still well below 118. After the 2-3 hours at 145 it's then down to 110 or so for another few hours. This trick cuts most dehydrating time in half.
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