They’re Not Always Pretty

Welcome to my first (and hopefully last!) edition of Mystery Food Friday!!!  Let’s do a little survey, shall we??

(If you have a write-in answer, please also put it in the Comments section.  Apparently no one can see what you write-in!)

If you said scrapple I can see why, but you’d be wrong.  If you’re not from the Mid-Atlantic and have no idea what the hell I’m talking about, go here for a little lesson (yes, it’s gross).  For comparison purposes, this is a photo of a piece of cooked scrapple:

English: Scrapple, served in a restaurant.
English: Scrapple, served in a restaurant. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

See the resemblance?

In reality, the scrapple doppleganger was SUPPOSED to be  banana pumpkin bread.  And I was SUPPOSED to top it off with a lovely glaze and then eat it for breakfast the next few days.  Instead, I ended up with something that should definitely be submitted to one of those websites where you post your failed Pinterest projects (you know, I think I might just do that…)

I’m not sure what happened.  I’m a pretty good baker.  It smelled really good while it was cooking, and it rose nicely.  I checked it with a toothpick and kept baking till the toothpick came out clean.  However, a few minutes out of the oven and the loaf had shrunk down to about half its previous height.  I was afraid something had gone wrong but I wasn’t positive until I cut a slice this morning and discovered that it looked more like some gelatinous hunk of processed meat than a baked good.  My only guess for what might have gone wrong (assuming that the photos posted on the blog containing the recipe were not fakes, and who knows these days?) would be that my bananas were VERY ripe.  Like almost “Ewww, I need to throw these out before they start turning into a puddle on the top of my refrigerator” ripe.

I’m not sure if it’s edible because I’m afraid to try it.

I’ve had numerous people tell me that the things I bake are all so pretty.  Not always.


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