I'm one of those people who don't follow recipes very much.
I find a "representative" recipe, then just go from there.
Sometimes things turn out GREAT! Sometimes not so much. My earlier days are not to be recalled with any kind of fondness.
Today, I wanted to make a cake or a muffin or something... Baked goods as it were. Pulled out a blueberry muffin recipe.
Rummage in the freezer -- a 3/4 full quart freezer bag of quartered Wes tomatoes, ... a frozen banana, ... oh yeah found a 1/3 cup of CRANberries....
Now off to the pantry -- oh wow only about a cup of pastry flour left but I do have a nearly full bag of gluten-free baking flour to supplement with... And oh no! No sugar except the jars in the cupboard for coffee and tea. But a full jar of honey and three bags of confectioner's sugar... Uh huh. Hey how about a handful of dried lavender flowers instead of the old standby vanilla or cinnamon.... And try using coconut oil to grease the pan. Yeah
I put the frozen tomatoes in a sauce pan and let them thaw and come to boil, then strained out the clear liquid and purÃ©ed the pulp, skin and all in the blender -- the purÃ©e measured exactly 1 cup when I poured it out of the blender pitcher (haha). Put back in the pan with frozen banana and a stick of frozen sweet butter, a good pour of honey. After everything thawed, whisk, cool, then add one beaten egg after melding. Barely mix/fold into whisked flour, baking powder, salt, powdered sugar, and lavender flower mixture and pour into coconut oil greased and pastry flour dusted loaf pan. Pre heat to 400, turn down to 375 and bake for 40 min.
So right now in the toaster oven, I'm baking a loaf pan of "Lavender accented Tomato-Banana-Cranberry bread/cake. Wish me luck.
Oh, BTW I didn't feel like putting away the cooled clear tomato liquid like I usually do for using in soups, etc. so I drank it -- too clear to be called tomato juice but full delicious tomato flavor. Yum, yum!
...hahaha. Went to check on it and it looked/tested done with 7 min left so adjust to 33 min. If I ever try this again ... Planning to serve dusted with powder sugar and offer choice of canned whipped cream or sour cream+powdered sugar glaze. Maybe sprinkle more dried lavender buds on top. Hmm... I do have frozen red Matt's Wild, pink Sweet N Neat, and ivory Coyote 1/2 sized cherry tomato fruits -- they look like marbles frozen.... And some mint growing in the house. Those should do for interesting garnish/decoration.