A few weeks back, I was lucky enough to win a gorgeous apron from the lovely Kylie over at
In addition to my beautiful apron, Kylie included several other fantastic retro treasures in my parcel, including this Golden Circle Tropical Recipe Book.
It's packed full of gag inducing Pineapple recipes, and Kylie had the great idea to each
pick a dish to whip up for a blog link in - or bake off if you will.
It took me a while to decide upon a suitable dish to make, but as I have a real distaste for savoury cooking with jelly or gelatin (as seen on previous Freaky Friday posts here & here), it had to be the glorious Sunlit Salad.
This is the book version.
Grated Carrot, Crushed Pineapple, Crushed Walnuts (optional), Vinegar, Salt and Pineapple Juice all mixed into a Lemon Jelly.
And this is my version following the recipe step by step...
Somewhat more flacid (for want of a better word) and unbelievably
less impressive than it's cook book counterpart.
There were jelly bits going everywhere when I tried to set up the plate for a photoshoot.
No fear of me ever getting a job as a food stylist.
Are you feeling my freestylin' with the garnish? Home Economics 101.
The ham I had set aside for garnish was consumed by others in the household,
so I had to do abit of 'MacGyvering'.
About an hour after the photoshoot, my Sunlit Salad had spread all over the
plate to look more like Sunlit Soup.
So there you have it!
My offering of sweet tropical Pineapple fare.
Please head on over to Kylie at Lucy Violet Vintage here who I believe has taken
care of sweets for the occasion. Can't wait to see it!!
Sorry Ruby. I tried.