Culinary experiments

@GardenGerty (140648)
United States
November 23, 2021 2:19pm CST
I made whole berry cranberry sauce today, using the regular recipe. My great niece wants pumpkin bread, so I used a new recipe and made two loaves. Now for the experiment. . . My sister in law gave us some nice pears, but they have gotten over ripe. I used them in my banana bread recipe, in lieu of bananas. Seasoned the batter with some ginger. I will be glad to let you know how it turned out. I am always doing experiments.
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@kaylachan (28067)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
23 Nov
I'm sure it'll be a good one.
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@GardenGerty (140648)
• United States
23 Nov
It was good. I made a small sample as well as a large loaf.
@1creekgirl (28744)
• United States
23 Nov
I love to get creative in the kitchen (hey, that would be a good name for a cook book!) Unfortunately it doesn't always go well. Let us know how yours turn out.
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@GardenGerty (140648)
• United States
23 Nov
It came out with a good texture and I think it tastes good. Hubby said it smelled like gingerbread, but it was not that spicy to eat. Very moist.
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@1creekgirl (28744)
• United States
23 Nov
@GardenGerty You might need to write a cook book. I've collected recipes for years, but I recently started a book of gluten free recipes for my husband.
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@GardenGerty (140648)
• United States
27 Nov
@1creekgirl I do not think I am organized enough to write a cookbook, but it is a thought.
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• United States
24 Nov
I just threw out a bunch of very over-ripe pears. Wish I had thought about using them like you did. I'm sure replacing them for bananas will work just as well. Homemade cranberry sauce is delicious1 Have a very Happy Thanksgiving
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@GardenGerty (140648)
• United States
27 Nov
It came out fine. I was afraid it would be over sweet but it was not. Hubby said it smelled like ginger bread.
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• United States
27 Nov
@GardenGerty good to know that it came out good and pears can be a good substitution for bananas.
• United States
24 Nov
I don't come across overripen pears, but I would love to know how this turns out just in case.
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@GardenGerty (140648)
• United States
27 Nov
My brother's friend brought a couple of bushels of pears to my brother and sister in law. The pears contiinued to ripen as she was busy making preserves etc. The pear bread came out good and I felt it was a nice use of something that otherwise might go to waste.
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• United States
28 Nov
@GardenGerty I'll have to remember this if I have an abundance of pears.
@Courtlynn (71164)
• United States
24 Nov
Hope it turned out good.
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@GardenGerty (140648)
• United States
27 Nov
It was quite good, grandkids enjoyed it for breakfast before hitting the road.
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@Courtlynn (71164)
• United States
27 Nov
@GardenGerty wonderful
@RubyHawk (45704)
• Atlanta, Georgia
24 Nov
Sounds like it will be delicious.
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@GardenGerty (140648)
• United States
27 Nov
It was quite good, and we enjoyed it.
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@RubyHawk (45704)
• Atlanta, Georgia
27 Nov
@GardenGerty I like to switch ingredients around.
• Philippines
25 Nov
Creating new dishes is always fun!
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@GardenGerty (140648)
• United States
27 Nov
And so are traditional family recipes. I like to do both.
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@JudyEv (259837)
• Rockingham, Australia
24 Nov
Vince likes experimenting too. Hope your pear bread turns out well. Sounds interesting, to say the least.
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@GardenGerty (140648)
• United States
27 Nov
It was good, very moist, slightly different texture because pears are a little grainy.
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@wolfgirl569 (52355)
• Marion, Ohio
24 Nov
I see in the comments it was good
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@GardenGerty (140648)
• United States
27 Nov
Yes, it was. Good snack or fast breakfast.
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@RasmaSandra (49229)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
23 Nov
Experimenting with food and making different recipes is always a fun thing to do
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@GardenGerty (140648)
• United States
23 Nov
That way I use up things that might spoil. And enjoy them in the process.
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@Juliaacv (60508)
• Canada
23 Nov
I'm interested to know if the pears have enough of a flavour to carry it all on their own. I usually put pears with apples, but I look forward to hearing about your experiment.
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@GardenGerty (140648)
• United States
23 Nov
To me it was fine. Nice and moist. My neighbor used to make a delicious apple bread.
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