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02-16-2011, 04:12 AM
I'd like to buy a dehydrator but as it's expensive I'd like to make sure that what I intend on making in it is something I'm going to want to eat. The kind of things I'd like to make are wraps, breads and maybe cookies. My question is, has anyone tried the raw breads made in a regular oven at a lower heat? I'd just like to try them first before I shell out megabucks on an Excalibur dehydrator. Any suggestions?
02-16-2011, 10:19 AM
Hi....I don't think that you can dehydrate in the oven as most ovens do not go lower than 150 or 170 degrees (at least mine doesn't).....and when it comes to eating "raw", anything over about 115 degrees is considered as "cooked"....at least this is what I understand......:heart:.
02-16-2011, 11:50 AM
I think you can do just about anything in your regular oven, but in order to keep the temps down, it takes some diligence and of course, is not very eco-friendly, but great to just try it out.
You can make your bread on parchment paper on a cookie sheet, then, if you have any kind of a stainless steel strainer, once it begins to dry, somehow prop it up on that to get it to "float" and it would dry more quickly...could even use the rims of cups to prop your bread on so it gets more air.
And even if the temp in your oven got to 120 - or 130, while it was still very wet, the internal temp would still be lower.
And even if you partially cooked your bread/cookies etc, you could stll get an idea whether you liked them.
I'm betting you will!
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