Pineapple Princesses began as a tribute to Ruby Borrowdale, the home economist behind the 'Golden Circle Tropical Recipe Book' tested in the Golden Circle kitchen and modified and updated in the Pineapple Princesses' test kitchens.
As Ruby said "pineapple is a versatile food" . . .
no fat, high in vitamin C and full of the flavour of Queensland sunshine. The blog continues as more and more pineapple recipes are discovered from around the world.
Tuesday, 2 October 2012
Evoking sunny Queensland.
An impromptu dinner party, some friends of
my pal Robert in town from NZ and Ballarat for a dog show in Canberra.I invited them for dinner and now the party
Purchased two 6 inch pastry cases (sorry
Ruby, I failed pastry at school) they were the only ones I could find.I planned to use the individual Sara Lee
sweet pastry cases but they were nowhere to be found.Made up the filling as per the recipe but
added another egg white to the meringue, plus another ¼ cup sugar and ½ cup
coconut.I tinted the meringue a very
delicate shade of pink, the beetroot hue of the book would have put us all off
our dessert, Ann.
Coral Reef Pie.
Pie filling: 440g
can Golden Circle Crushed Pineapple, 2 tblspns cornflour, 2 egg yolks, 1 tblspn
butter, 1 baked 20cm pastry shell.
and syrup in saucepan. Blend cornflour in ¼ cup cold water, stir into hot
pineapple mixture and bring to boil. Remove from stove, stir in beaten egg
yolks and butter. Turn into pastry shell, top with pink coral macaroon, bake in
slow oven 180°C about 30 minutes or until topping is firm.
Topping: 2 egg whites, ½ cup castor sugar, 1 cup desiccated coconut, pinch
salt, pink food colouring. Beat egg whites with salt until frothy. Gradually
beat in sugar, beating until meringue is firm. Add few drops pink food
colouring, then the coconut. Flavour to taste.
Pineapple filling in the shells.
Before the oven.
Out of the oven.
One slice gone.
One slice of Coral Reef Pie.
The Pineapple Princesses were recently
contacted by a fan of all things vintage who had created a Coral Reef Pie of
her own. Kylie and her family, who live in Perth, weren’t that impressed by the pie
which is why Ann decided to have a go at creating not one but two herself!
See Kylie’s very funny tribute (?) to Ruby