A mere male at 71yrs, I was successful on the second attempt. The drying was carried out in the oven on a tray, covered in baking paper, temp. 52C , turning when necessary.
Another use for the paste, is to cut into 1/4" strips placed on triangles of puff pastry long side towards you, starting slightly lower than centre back to each bottom corner, roll then fold ends to seal. Brush with egg wash sprinkle with brown sugar and bake until brown. - 21 May 2013