dehydrated tomatoes to powder?
I apologize in advance for what is probably a stupid question: Last year (I know, I know) I dehydrated a WHOLE BUNCH of tomatoes. However, it was my first experience with dehydrating. Hence, I ended up with the crispiest, driest, little red hockey pucks that one can imagine. Even soaking them for 24 hours in olive oil doesn't soften these puppies up. What to do?
After reading on one of these threads about "powdered tomatoes" I thought; Aha! That's what I'll do with them. Please don't tell me I can't powder them now because they're too old. I'll die. I have gallons of these and the work they represent makes me numb. (I thought I was doing the right thing and drying little, tiny things, which were more work than anything I've ever done before -washing, stemming and slicing the little beasts.) Anyway, as I said, I'll die....... So, if I CAN powder them, how would one do such a thing?
Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.