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Playing with food

2006-04-17 18:54:01.116176+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

A fruit salad and poached pears, for a gathering yesterday afternoon.

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-04-17 21:40:40.678122+00 by: Dan Lyke [edit history]

Just for future browsers, I should elaborate on the procedures for making the bunny rabbit poached pear desserts: We chose the pears specifically for their shape and color, used one type for the ears, another for the bodies. The eyes were cloves, the tails are grapes with a curve sliced out of them, impaled on a stake cut out of pear skin. The bodies were cut, I did a reasonable job at removing the cores (even though the cuts are off-center), and poached in minimal (1/2" or so) water for 12 minutes after the water hit a strong simmer, with a vanilla bean sliced open and a clove or two in the water.

We then sprinkled freshly ground cassia bark (aka "cinnamon") on to give the bodies a little color, and stabbed the gaps into which we put the ears and the tail attachments.. Some of the ears were cut extremely thin in sections to let them flop.

Addendum: And the "grass" base is grated honeydew with lime zest.

#Comment Re: made: 2006-04-18 00:29:54.781601+00 by: Diane Reese

But but but.... they're too cute to eat! (Don't mind me, I can't eat chocolate bunnies either. Except the ears. I can bite off the ears, then I can't eat any more. I blame my childhood.)