When Food Sticks to Wax Paper: Salvage Time!
As you might have already figured out, I love wax paper.
It’s great for all kinds of things but there are some things it just doesn’t work so great for.
Like flax seed crackers and fruit leather.
Instead, use parchment paper. I learned after my multiple wax paper disasters that parchment paper doesn’t stick down like wax paper does.
I’ve since made fruit leathers and flax crackers on parchment paper without it sticking, yah! The inserts for dehydrators are also great; I just don’t have enough trays yet.
Anyway, if you, like me, used wax paper for something that maybe you shouldn’t have, never fear we can salvage it!
I have got to be quite good at this since I have managed to firmly glue fruit leather and flax seed crackers to wax paper.
The trick is to wet the wax paper just enough that it releases from the food so you can pull it off. Through trial and error I have figured out a way that works pretty well.
It is ridiculously time consuming but I would rather take the extra time to salvage a batch of homemade goodies than see them end up in the compost pile.
|The blue areas are where you should concentrate on wetting, since they are the hardest to remove, in my experience.|
I use a spray bottle and heavily wet around the outside and inside edge of the round I made to fit in the dehydrator.
You should be able to see water droplets. Let it set for maybe 10 minutes so the wax paper becomes pliable.
When it’s soaked up enough water you will be able to peel the wax paper off. You need to work fast once it’s wet enough or it will start to dry out again.
After removing the wax paper I put the fruit leather and flax crackers back in the dehydrator so they are fully dry before storing them.
That’s how I saved my fruit leather and crackers. What do you dehydrate your liquidy things on?