Thread a green straw over each skewer to make them look more like a flower stem. The trimmings of melon and pineapple can be diced and mixed with a sliced banana for a tropical fruit salad. Remember to supervise children if they are using skewers
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1. Start by measuring the diameter of your melon baller. You will need a round cutter with the same diameter (or 1-2mm larger, but not smaller) as the melon baller (ours were both 2.5cm diameter). You also need 12 wooden skewers.
2. Cut the pineapple into round slices around 1cm thick. Use a large 7.5cm diameter flower-shaped cookie cutter to cut a flower shape from each slice of pineapple. You may find it easier to press the cutter into the pineapple then cut around the flower shape with a small sharp knife for neater edges.
3. Use the round cutter to cut a hole in the centre of each flower. Pat the pineapple flowers with kitchen paper to remove the excess juice. Carve 12 balls of melon from the canteloupe.
4. Make the centre of the flower by pushing a ball of melon through the round hole in the centre of each piece of pineapple. Thread each flower onto a skewer (going through the pineapple and the melon) to secure.
Recipe by Annabel Karmel.
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Each portion contains
of your guideline daily amount
1 large, ripe pineapple, all skin removed
1 canteloupe melon, halved and deseeded
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