Ornaments of dishes from fruits and berries: general information
Due to its size, shape and enoughSolid pulp pineapples are an excellent material for creating jewelry. And they can decorate not only desserts, but also various salads, meat and fish dishes, seafood dishes, drinks and sauces. Most of the decorations are made from pineapple, peeled. Then it is already cut into circles and using a small notch or sharp knife, remove the inner hard core. You can first cut pineapple slices or circles, and then clean it. Unrefined pineapple, as a rule, is used for the preparation of original table setting items. From the pineapple rings you can cut out various geometric shapes, as well as flowers, and from the lobules - boats.
Apples, pears, quinces
Of pome fruits, the most popular ofWhich are apples and pears, make a number of simple and complex ornaments. However, for their production, varieties should be used, the flesh of which does not darken, or each time sprinkle the surface of a cut apple or pear with lemon juice, which prevents the oxidation of their surface and the appearance of dark fruit color.
The simplest decoration of apples, pears and quinces -Halves, filled with pieces of fruit, nuts or cream. Prepared fruit cut into zig-zag in two halves, gently remove the core and parts of the pulp, drizzle with lemon juice and fill with cooked stuffing.
From large fruits you can make three-dimensional shapes. For example, a pear can make a funny hedgehog. For needles you can use chopped almonds, for eyes - small berries or pieces of dried fruits, and for the nose - a green peas or a piece of olive.
Bright apricots, peaches, cherries, cherries, dogwood andOther stone fruits in fresh form look good as decorations for cakes, various desserts and drinks. Canned fruits are also suitable for these purposes.
From peaches and large apricots with enoughDense pulp can be prepared separate pieces to create complex ornaments, but usually for the design of dishes, these fruits are simply divided in half or cut into slices.
Grapes are often used for decorating sweet dishes and salads, cocktails and drinks, as well as some other dishes. Large berries are cut into circles, and small ones are left as a whole.
From a large grape without seeds you can cut simple edible flowers, zigzagging each berry in half.
Caps or slices of a banana can be decoratedBaked goods, desserts, as well as some hot dishes and sweet salads. Also from bananas cut flowers and small figures. Of unpeeled bananas, you can make different shapes of animals, making incisions and pushing the peel in several places.
The circles and slices of kiwi can decorate any sweet salads, desserts, drinks. From kiwi carved decorations in the form of stars, flowers, hearts and other simple figures are well received.
Unrefined halves of kiwi can be used forServing desserts. Cut the kiwi into two parts along the curve of the curly line and take out a piece of pulp with a dessert spoon or a notch, filling the resulting cup with stuffing.
Among fruit ornaments, citrus fruits, perhaps, are unrivaled. And for decorating dishes they use not only their flesh, but also zest.
If you make out the food from the peeledcitrus, then you need to learn how to properly remove their skin. There are several such ways. One of the traditional ways is to cut the peel along the "meridians". Cut a small circle from above and mark the cut lines. Then cut the peel along the intended grooves, but not until the end, because you need to separate the orange or tangerine from the peel, clean it of white veins and lay it back on the resulting flower from the peel. Lemon and lime peel is best cleaned with a knife, as it adjoins the pulp very tightly. You can peel in the form of a spiral and then decorate it with the finished dish.
The simplest ornaments from lemon, orange andlime - it's beautifully wrapped circles. To make them, make an incision along the radius of the slice and wrap the slices in different directions. There are several options for making slices.
Very beautiful slices are obtained, if on the citrus peel to make grooves with a knife for kannelirovaniya.
Canneled halves of fruit can be used to serve salads and dessert dishes. Also for this purpose fit baskets, the edges of which you can leave flat or make a jagged.
Melon and Watermelon
To create original fruit compositions and decorate dishes use pulp, as well as slices of melon and watermelon. Vases for filing desserts are made from unpurified fruit.
The most common decoration is melon and watermelon balls, which look great on any fruit composition.
Also they can decorate desserts, cakes and cakes. These balls are made with a special notch or spoon.
Here are some other useful tips that can be useful to you when making ornaments from fruits and berries:
- Many exotic fruits are so beautiful themselveson its own, that it is not necessary to cut out complex ornaments from them. Kiwi, oranges, lemons, mangoes, pineapples enough to cut into thin even slices and decorate them with a dish.
- If this option seems too simple for you,then on the skin of citrus you can make grooves with a cannula or oval knife. From kiwi, pineapple, pear, banana, peach, you can cut figurines with the help of special hollows or a conventional knife. Volumetric ornaments from succulent fruits make much more difficult. You will need to chart all the lines of the notch and, when working with tools, carefully control the force of the pressure.
- Sometimes, before proceeding to excisiondecorations, fruits are required to be cleaned. Remove the peel with a thin even layer with a knife-vegetable cleaner. Use it is much more convenient than a conventional kitchen knife.
- Fruit can be facilitated by otheradaptations. With the help of a conventional recess, you can easily cut out the core from apples and pears, and if you use a notch that is divided in a circle into several parts, it will not be difficult to cut the fruits with lobules of the same size.
- Balls and hemispheres from the pulp can be cut using a knife-notch or ordinary coffee spoon.