Queen of Dehydrating
In an earlier blog entry (here) many of you were introduced to the art of dehydrating through a series of YouTube videos. The talented woman who taught dehydrating in those videos has added more for your learning pleasure. Below you will find the current list as of today. For those of you who already watched the first series of videos there is a division in the list below so you can go directly to the newest additions.
How to dehydrate and store food - Part 1
How to dehydrate and store food - Part 2
How to dehydrate and store food - Part 3
How to dehydrate and store food - Part 4
How to dehydrate and store food - Part 5
- Recent Additions -
How to dehydrate and store food - Part 6
How to dehydrate and store food - Part 7
How to cook with dehydrated and stored food - Part 8
How to dehydrate and store food - Part 9
How to dehydrate and store food - Part 10
Yogurt & tea - Part 1 of 2
Yogurt & tea - Part 2 of 2
Soup & salmon
More Uses for Your Dehydrator
Make Fruit and Vegetable Powders and Herb SeasoningsDry your fruits, vegetables and herbs until extra dry. Place them in your blender and pulverize them into a flour like consistency. Add fruit powders to your baked goods, puddings, whipped creams, yogurts and beverages. Add powdered vegetables like onions, celery and tomato to soups, salads and egg dishes. Mix them with water, milk or juices and they make great natural baby foods. Convert dried herbs into flavorful blended vinegars, herb salts and seasoning mixes.
Make Dough Art and Cake DecorationsDough art is great for hanging ornaments, party favors and special occasions. The dehydrator uses even heat and lower temperatures that prevents cracking and browning that may occur when you use a conventional hot oven. The removable shelves of the Excalibur dehydrator allows you to make large dough art pieces.
The basic recipe is as follows:
First combine the flour and salt then mix in the water and knead for about 5-10 minutes. Roll out the dough and shape it into the desired shapes or use cookie cutters. Place the dough items on Teflex sheets and dry on the highest setting for about 2-4 hours. When dry, paint with craft paints and seal with a plastic fixative available at your local craft store.
Dehydrate the frosting for cake decorations. Mix your favorite recipe and squeeze out of your cake decorating device into the shapes you want on a Teflex sheet or saran wrap. Usual drying time is 1-3 hours at 100° - 110° F.
President Gordon B. Hinckley