|Pineapple Flower, Fresh Ideas, by Renee Fontes|
While learning new social network skills, I'm also learning some great food preserving skills in the Orange County Master Preservers Group. For homework 2 weeks ago we were told to dry something to show at the next class. I saw these pineapple slices on Pinterest they looked like flowers and gave it a try.
The picture I found didn't have directions but did have a series of photos that were easy enough to follow. Below is how I made these and at the bottom (I believe) is the original source for the pineapple dried flowers. Give it a try, and let me know if you have questions, suggestions or success!
|Canning Jar of dried pineapple slices that look like fresh picked daisy's, by Renee Fontes|
Notch texture on surface, this helps make petal edges.
|The center of this dried pineapple slice looks just like the center of a flower! Photo by Renee Fontes|
Slice thin with a sharp knife and lay on a silpat. Dehydrate at 135 until dry, but slightly pliable. It took mine 6 hours. Move from silpat to cupcake pan to help form shape.
Allow to dry 2 more hours, place in sealed jar or container.
|Drying pineapple flowers. Photo by Renee Fontes|
Inspiration source- http://www.duitang.com/people/mblog/20209417/detail/