A Pineapple Affair

So here it is guys, the pineapple post as promised.

I got a little boost of energy on Friday so decided to wonder down to the market for some fruits and veg. I was so burstling with IT that I even cycled to the market. Did all the shopping in superwoman style and was dead after. Couldn’t even look at the bike again so I humbly took the metro home (silently wishing it would stop right in front of my door so I wouldn’t have to walk the 100m to get home). When I did get home, I crashed down on the bed, slept a little, well……almost all day and came around to look at the fruits on Saturday morning. Anyway these were some of the guys I came home with:

fresh from the market

So I thought to make a colourful breakfast/ dessert out of them. Berries in a mock tartlet of pineapple. This is like the easiest dessert in the world and fresh too but looks really pretty on the plate so here ‘s how I assembled it.

You’ll need:

  • Pineapple slices /Ananas (it’s the season now so they come out nice and sweet)
  • Strawberries / Fraise
  • Raspberries / Framboise
  • Blueberries / Myrtille
  • Blackberries / Mûre
  • Agave sirop or honey / Sirop d’Agave ou Miel

Ready?

  • Arrange the pineapple slices on your serving plate
  • Slice your strawberries and put them in first
  • Then scatter the other berries in whatever amount and in whichever fashion you wish.
  • Drizzle with some agave (if you want to cut through the tartness of the berries)
  • Done!

the “tartlets”

Berries in pineapple “tartlets”

With the left over pineapple and berries, I decided to make something else, Berried Pineapple cubes

You’ll need:

  • Pineapple cubes /Ananas (it’s the season now so they come out nice and sweet)
  • Handful of Strawberries / une poignée de Fraises
  • Handful of Raspberries / une poignée de Framboises
  • Handful of Blueberries / une poignée Myrtilles
  • 8 Blackberries / Mûre
  • 1 Tbsp Agave sirop or honey / Sirop d’Agave ou Miel

Ready?

  • Cut the pineapple into cubes and arrange on your serving plate
  • Blend all the berries together with the agave or honey until nice and smooth
  • Pass the mixture through a sieve to get a smooth texture
  • Drizzle the coulis onto the cubes and decorate as you with.
  • Done!

Pineapple cubes

uncooked berry coulis

the leftover seeds. Can be eaten together with your yoghurt..fibre fibre fibre 🙂

drizzle ‘rizzle ‘izzle

…and again

and plenty of coulis left over to spoon into my mouth when I wish….also fab in yogurt or add a bit o’ milk, yogurt, blitz and smoothie anyone?

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