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03-09-2008, 05:22 PM
*I am making something, I don't know what to call it. Flax seed, apple, raisins, cinnamon, walnuts and a bit of water. Processed in my food processor and now dehydrating on a fruit roll up sheet in my dehydrator at 112°.
I don't know how long to let it go and then how to store it.
03-09-2008, 05:30 PM
Well, sounds like you're gonna have a tasty little sweet cracker there..but I didn't see that you added any sweetener...maybe/hopefully the apples and raisins will sweeten it up enough for you.
But just dry them for about 4-6 hours and then take an empty dehydrator tray (no teflex or anything, just the mesh) and place that on top of your tray containing your crackers. Flip it over and take the tray off of the top along with the mesh. If you can, peel the teflex off of the crackers. If it's still too wet and won't peel easily, then turn it back over and put it back in there for another hour or two and then try it again. Once you can peel that teflex off, peel off and then put the tray of crackers back in so the bottom side (which should now be on top) can dry. At this time you can also score them into desired sizes/shapes or you can simply leave it and then break them into pieces once totally dry. You'll probably need to dry for another 4 hours BUT...I'm gonna tell you now that if you want them nice and crunchy, leave them in for about another day...the longer they are allowed to dry, the crunchier they'll be.
I often get people mentioning having soft, pliable crackers that are not crisp/crunchy and it's usually due to not drying long enough. So, don't worry about setting a drying time...just dry them and keep checking for desired crispness and once they're where you want them, take them out and I usually store them in either a Ziploc or a container and if they can be stored at room temp. for a while but for longevity, I'd recommend the fridge.
03-09-2008, 06:10 PM
Thank-you and I forgot to mention I put some honey in it.
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