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Thursday, 13 October 2016

Making Pineapple Flowers In The Oven

You may have seen these cute Pineapple Flowers on cakes and other baked goods before, wondering how to make them. I have not discovered this lovely way of treating pineapple slice as food decorations, but I can bring you the tricks of the trade. I show you in a couple of quick steps how to go about making these in today's blog.

Peel a ripe pineapple.

Cut paper thin slices from the pineapple. The thinner the slices, the greater your success will be.

Lay the slices between two paper towels to soak the excess juice out of the pineapple slices.

You will note that the paper towels will become completely drenched.

That is why you may want to repeat the process a couple of times. The drier you get the slices during this stage, the less time they will need in the oven to dry.

Lay the pineapple slices out on a baking sheet. I used a non-stick coating before laying the pineapple sheet on the baking sheet to prevent them from sticking.

Bake them in a cool oven at 120 °C for about 30-45 minutes. The turn them over and bake them for the same amount of time on the other side.

Once both sides are baked, place the still hot slices in a muffin tray to give them their distinctive flower shape. Stick them back in the oven for increments of 10 minutes until they are completely dry. The thicker the slices, the longer the drying time and vice versa.

Once dry, keep them in the muffin tray until you are ready to use them. This will ensure they keep their shape better.

When they are ready, you can use them on cakes, cupcakes, or even as a garnish on food. They are delicious to eat as well.

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