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09-13-2005, 05:20 PM
I make my crackers and they are nice and crispy when finished. I put them in a ziplock bag but the next day they are no longer crispy so if I want to use them I have to place them in the dehydrator again for about 30 mins. I don't get the impression that everybody else has to do that so can anyone tell me what I am doing wrong. I do not put them in the fridge.
09-13-2005, 10:04 PM
I don't know if you want to do this, but I read where somebody puts a cotton ball in their jar to keep it dry. As long as you have plenty of space between the cotton and the crackers, I guess it would be alright.
09-14-2005, 02:38 AM
this will probably sound odd but I honestly think it has something to do with the climate, arnt you in the U.K. or near to it? as am I,
I had the same problem and asked the same question a while back, and most people said they didn't have that problem if they kept them in a sealed container, I tryed everything that was recommended to me, to no avail, although I did find if I dried them heaps longer than normal they stayed crisp for a bit longer, in the end I just decided to make smaller amounts and I do stick em back in the dryer now and again.
09-14-2005, 04:24 AM
I am dissapointed with your answer because it seems to mean that there is no fix. I liked the instant meal idea that raw eating provides but this way I will have to plan ahead. I will try the other 2 suggestions as well.
09-14-2005, 08:40 AM
Sport - I haven't made a lot of crackers but the first time I tried they were soft the next day. The next time I made them I dehydrated them way longer than suggested. I didn't have soggy crackers the next day. Don't know if this will help you.
09-14-2005, 10:35 AM
don't be disappointed sport, I'm probably wrong, but I have noticed that climate does affect some recipes, although that was in the old days when I used to make pastry etc, this uncooking thing is still pretty new to me, try drying them loads longer as someone suggested, it did seem to keep them crisp longer (at least a little for me)
09-14-2005, 11:52 AM
If you wrap them loosely in saran they will stay crispy a lot longer and dont refrigerate.
09-14-2005, 12:04 PM
Sory. I do not know what saran is. Can you describe it so that I may come up with a substitute bet I really can not think of anything that would fit that task.
09-14-2005, 12:12 PM
oh sorry. It's plastic wrap. Saran is just one brandname of it. Does that make sense sport?
09-14-2005, 12:17 PM
We do have plastic wrap. I assumed that you were talking about some sort of absorbant wrap and could not think of a substitute. Thanks.
09-14-2005, 04:47 PM
Well, I don't think it is necessarily the climate, as I live in the Pacific Northwest and it is soooooooooo wet here.
No closets on the outside walls of houses, noone uses cardboard for storage, always sealable plastic.
All books get wavy pages, everything needs to be soaked in vinegar to remove the mold.
Anyway, I just dehydrate until crispy, then I dehydrate for at least a couple more hours, then I wait until they are cool, then I place in a ziplock freezer bag, squish all the air out, then in another ziplock freezer bag, and squeeze more air out.
I keep them in a cool place, such as the freezer.
If I need to, I will redehydrate, but I never need to, I just like them warm so I do.
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