For my next trick—
May 14, 2011 § Leave a comment
To celebrate Jane Brocket putting her yarnstorm archives back online, and my purchase of her first book, The Gentle Art of Domesticity (on super-discount, yay), I shall attempt to candy a whole pineapple, as glowingly pictured in this post. After my success with kumquats the Christmas before last, I’ve been looking forward to something more ambitious. We’ll see how it goes.
Now that I’ve finally been able to look at the picture again, though, I’m having some doubts. The leaves are candied, too! It looks as though it may be one of those pudgy baby pineapples not the giant specimen Richard just brought home from Costco, impeccably fresh though it may be. Nevertheless, I shall make the attempt. With pineapples at these bargain prices ($2.99, down from $6.99 in 2006), Ireally can’t go wrong. Though I suspect I’ll always prefer a fresh pineapple to any cooked preparation, Horace Slughorn ruminations aside.