Saturday, January 1, 2011

Blogging Blooper - Does Your Family Trust You?

...enough to eat this bread?

This is an update to my original post. Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is having a New Year's Blogging Bloopers party! Did you have any blogging bloopers in 2010?  Join the fun by going here!

Those who know me, know I love to make quick breads....breads without yeast that are sort of like "not too sweet" cake in a loaf banana nut bread for example. The only problem is that I am not satisfied in using tried and true recipes, I am alway tweaking and testing new ingredients. I have been looking for a base recipe for cherry bread but the only one I've found is made with maraschino cherries and they aren't my favorites.

So, I decided to make up my own this morning...cherry, pineapple, pecan bread. The only problem is that it turned out a sort of greenish purple color and fell in the middle. It looks poison, like one of the alien dishes served in Cafe World on Facebook...

I'm pretty sure I know why it ratio of wheat to white flour was off and I know how to fix that but what to do about the color? I think I mixed it too much after I added the cherries...and maybe I should use redder cherries...I used canned dark, sweet bing cherries. If I use redder cherries and then add the pineapple maybe I'll get sort of an orangey color instead of greenish purple... so back to the drawing board.

I must tell you that my husband truly trusts me because he didn't hesitate a second...he dove right in and loved it! He did agree that this was a bread for family...friends might not be that trusting. He also reminded me that this was not a failure, just the first step toward a successful cherry, pineapple bread...I love the way he thinks!

When I get it right, I'll be happy to share the recipe. I'm pretty sure you don't want this one!


  1. I like the way you husband thinks, too! Great attitude to start off the new year! May it be a happy one for all of you.

  2. Your comparison to facebook's cafe world made me laugh. I used to play that! The color is certainly interesting but the texture looks great.

  3. Well hi there...(not "their") I just saw your comment on my blooper post and yep "you're" (not "your":) so right...I get in such a hurry to try and finish to get on with the party that I fail to do a quick proof read beforehand:)
    Thanks for the sharp eye:) The other thing I always do is write the word "you" instead of "your".
    All fixed up now:)

  4. Hi Vicki,

    The cake looks yummy to me! Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hi.

    Happy New Year!


  5. That is true love! I think the color is pretty scary myself. There are certainly foods just for the family and hungry teenagers usually help out with the bloopers!

  6. I'll bet it tastes wonderful. I certainly wouldn't have expected a green color with those ingredients.


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