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POPULAR TASTE Pineapple is a tropical fruit
POPULAR TASTE Pineapple is a tropical fruit

Have pineapple as cake, dessert and drink

This yellow tropical fruit- sweet- smelling and succulent , is readily available - both fresh and tinned. A few quick and easy recipes for that luscious fresh-fruit dessert or drink .

Pineapple cake surprise


Pineapple slices- 1 tin, with sugar syrup

Sponge cake – 1.

Whipped cream – one and a half cups

Glace` Cherries- 50 gms, chopped

Candied peel/Tutti- frutti - 50 gms

Caramelised cashew nuts- 75 gms


Carefully halve the sponge cake into 2 layers. Place the top layer aside. Arrange the pineapple slices on the open surface of the bottom layer. Pour the pineapple-syrup over this. Let it soak for half an hour. Refrigerate for 20 mins. Layer with half of the cream, caramelised nuts and chopped cherries. Place the second cake layer on top. Spread the remaining cream. Decorate with candied peel, tutti-frutti, caramelised nuts and cherries. Chill for 2 hours. Serve cold.

Pineapple pudding


Pineapple jelly crystals- 1 pkt

Milkmaid – 1 tin

Cream- 1 medium tin (Approx. 250 gms)

Sweet pineapple slices- 8 – 10 slices, cubed.

Caramelised cashew nuts.


Dissolve pineapple jelly crystals in 1 cup hot water. Add 1 cup cold water .Stir well. Freeze and set for 1 hour. Combine set jelly, milkmaid, cream and some pineapple slices in a blender till smooth. Transfer this into a pudding bowl. Stir in pineapple cubes. Freeze for 2 to 3 hours. Top with pineapple pieces and caramelised nuts. Serve cold.

Pineapple shake

Makes a single glass


Pineapple juice- 75 ml

Pineapple cubes- 4 or 5 nos.

Cold milk- 100 ml

Sugar – 2 tblsp

Ice cubes.


Combine pineapple juice, pineapple pieces, cold milk , sugar and ice cubes in blender. Blend until smooth. Pour into a serving glass and enjoy.


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