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How to Use a Dehydrator

Before you start dehydrating you should know  the difference between air temperature and food temperature. You see, when you first start dehydrating something, evaporation keeps the food in the dehydrator COOLER than the temperature of the air in the dehydrator. In general, food will be around 20° F cooler.

I recommend setting your dehydrator at a higher temperature for a few hours then turning it down. This helps avoid fermentation and reduces the time food is in the dehydrator - the longer you leave something in  a dehydrator the greater the risk that enzymes can be destroyed or mold can grow, even at lower temperatures.

Temperatures and times also vary geographically. You need  to experiment see what works best for you and where you live. Some humid areas need higher temperatures. Dry, hot arid areas may need lower!

Personally, I start at 115-125° F depending on thickness and moisture  content, and then turn the thermostat down to 105-110° F until the recipe is as dry as I want.

RAW RECIPEFlax Seed CrackersDelicious Dehydratoed Flax Crackers

These are are a great source of vital essential fatty acids and great for dips or snacks. They are a staple in my own diet!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 3/4 cups flaxseeds
  • 1 medium carrot, chopped
  • 4 one-inch pieces ginger, peeled and minced
  • 3 medium cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup nama shoyu, tamari or Braggs
  • Dash of curry powder
  • Dash of cumin
  • 3 tablespoons cold-pressed olive oil
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 4 cups pure water, plus more as needed

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Soak your flax seeds for 4-6 hours in spring water.
  2. Blend the other ingredients and more water well.
  3. Pour the mixture over the flax seeds and stir, let sit for 10 to 15 minutes until it begins to thicken. Stir in more water every 15 minutes until the mixture is goopy and will spread well on a tray but is not too runny.
  4. Transfer 2 cups of the mixture to a nonstick Teflon sheet or a sheet of unbleached parchment paper (order online) placed on a dehydrator tray and spread it thinly with a spatula until it is about an inch thick. Repeat on additional trays .
  5. Put the trays in the dehydrator for 3 to 4 hours, until the tops are dried.then using a dull butter knife score the crackers into squares and flip them over. To flip the crackers place an empty dehydrator tray over the top of one of the cracker trays, hold them both together and flip quickly. Peel the nonstick sheet or parchment paper off the crackers.
  6. Put the crackers back into the dehydrator and dry until crispy, 6 to 8 hours.
  7. Makes 60 to 80 crackers

 


 

 

 

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