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Offline chloe

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The banana experiment
« on: October 06, 2015, 04:32:53 PM »
 The banana experiment

As one of my sons suggested: I will be experimenting on -----

1 dehydrating bananas 2 reconstituting them  3 using them to make banana pudding.

If this works as well as we hope it will be a good prep dessert.
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Today I sliced some bananas dipped them in lemon water till I got them all cut up. Drained the water off then put them in some pineapple juice for a little extra flavor and natural sweetness.

I set the dehydrator at 125* for 6 hours to start. The instructions said 6 to 10 hours so I will check them at six to see if I it needs more time.

I will keep you informed with the progress as to how it is going


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Re: The banana experiment
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2015, 02:00:03 PM »
I ran the dehydrator for another 6 hours. I did turn them over after the first 6 hours. They are still not brittle as the instructions say. So I will do another 4 hours and see. As I did put the pineapple juice on them maybe why it is taking a longer time. I will look at a recipe that uses honey an to see if they are suppose to be brittle or pliable.


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Re: The banana experiment
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2015, 03:07:53 PM »
Sounds like you have a smart son there, Chloe.

Another way to get the pineapple flavor is to sprinkle them with pineapple jello or kool-aid when you turn them over. They won't need much of a sprinkle to give nice flavor. My idea probably wouldn't be as healthy as your's though.

I'll be watching to see how they turn out. Thanks for experimenting for all of us. :gfriends1:

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Re: The banana experiment
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2015, 12:22:31 PM »
Believe it or not I am still dehydrating the bananas. I checked out more information on drying bananas with a sweet coating. Seem as though I don't have the temperature as warm as I should have so we went to 135 and added 4 more hours.

The bananas still should be crisp not pliable. I am really learning a lot with this experiment already. There are so many site on the net about dehydrating so checking out several different ways give me a way to decide which method is right for me.


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Re: The banana experiment
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2015, 04:16:05 PM »
Well I finally got the banana dehydrated after 12 hours total.

Now to start trying the banana pudding this week end. I did find out that the bananas that have been sweetened wont last as long as one with only lemon juice on them. 


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Re: The banana experiment
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2015, 07:35:30 PM »
 :gspring1:   :congrats:   :gogirl:   :claphands:

...and many :gthanks1: for the research and documentation~!

I'm a banana pudding lover so I'll be watching for the research on that. :8-hungry:

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Re: The banana experiment
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2015, 03:50:38 PM »
Ok Pudding is made. Please excuse my old camera's pictures.
 1 --The bananas were not as dark as in the picture.

 2-- I decided to rehydrate them in the some of the milk that I will use in the pudding

 3 -- Side view of pudding.

I use 3 bananas in the pudding.
The pudding I made was the homemade cornstarch pudding recipe from our kitchen


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Re: The banana experiment
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2015, 04:49:59 PM »
 :8-hungry: Yum, Yum, Yum~! :gfriends1:

 :blush uh...I mean, your banana pudding really looks good, Chloe. :1-flowersyel:
You did a beautiful job with this dish. :Yes1: Thanks for sharing the photos.
er, ah... :whisper: I'd love to have a serving when its ready, pretty please. :1-smihearts:

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Re: The banana experiment
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2015, 09:04:55 PM »
I would love to show you a serving but when DH and DS got a hold of it, it is gone. :2funny:


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