What happened!!!?????

by Paula
(Baltimore, MD)

For the first time in all the years I've baked ginger bread, this time it turned out with hard little kernels throughout. They were in every chew. UGGH--awful!! Why do you think this happened?


Paula Green-Holt

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Dec 22, 2015
Probably the nutmeg
by: Anonymous

I have had that happen in my baked goods when I have used a sub-par brand of nutmeg, and the spice was not ground properly.

Dec 31, 2012
My Response
by: Anonymous

I purchased the brown sugar fresh from the supermarket the day before I baked it. Since it did not bear an expiration date, I made sure to taste it before I used it. It tasted fresh, although it was an off-brand. Something I'd never heard of, but there was no Domino dark brown sugar left on the shelf.

I wondered if maybe, one of my spices was too old. I thought it might have been the Ginger, so I've tossed it out.

Dec 29, 2012
What happened!?
by: Anonymous

Did you use brown sugar that may have been hard? I know that can happen if the brown sugar is not fresh, even if you try to soften it before you mix it in.

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