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Monday, September 26, 2011

Attempting to Dehydrate Flax Crackers and Banana Chips

I decided today was the day to try and make flax crackers in the dehydrator. I normally take my dehydrating projects to the yoga studio and watch how the staff gobble up all the goodies. They love just about everything I make. And frankly, I like the feeling it gives me to share! Not that many people like my cooking but dehydrating?! I'm pretty good at it. Well....let's not get ahead of ourselves.

I read several blogs and watched several videos on flax crackers and thought I did what they said but they aren't looking that great. They have been in for about 8 hours at 105 degrees. I turned them about about 5 hours. They seem to thick. And they don't taste that great. These seeds are still slimy.

The best thing about botched dehydrating projects is the compost pile becomes very happy. Wallet, not so much.

It did dawn on me today why maybe my last 2 batches of banana chips haven't turned out that great. I realized today my first batch I had cut early in the day and put in the refrigerator while I was waiting for another batch of things to finish. I put the cold trays on the dehydrator and turned it on. The batch came out with nice looking banana chips. The last two I had just cut and put in the dehydrator and they came out sunken, dark and soft in the middle.

Now I have two trays of bananas in the refrigerator waiting for the flax crackers to finish. I may have to throw in the towel on the crackers if they aren't done soon...bananas are waiting....

1 comments:

brthomas said...

Flax crackers and banana flax crackers can taste really great depending upon the ingredients you add to the recipes. The texture will be terrible until the crackers are very thoroughly dried and incompletely dried crackers can easily get moldy. Usually I dry my crackers for a few hours in the evening, flip them and then let the drying run overnight.

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