“Be like a pineapple: stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside”
Aww, how UPLIFTING quote is that? Reminds me to straighten my shoulders and look up even when I feel down. 🙂 I recently purchased a few pairs of the cutest socks ever, one of them which is a pair of pineapple socks in pink (see them in Instagram)! And as I put those socks on my feet (not because you’d need socks in the summer heat we have!!! But because our ceramic floor gets *FREEZING* from the air conditioning and I like to keep my feet warm) I knew I had to use that design in a dessert!
To my luck pineapple is in season and we had some juicy FRESH pineapple sitting on the kitchen counter as I started to bake that morning. Fresh pineapple is like the quote says – super SWEET and it’s that JUICY that on it’s own it would not work as macaron filling as it would melt the delicate shells in no time! So I decided to experiment with dipping it in dark chocolate – that would seal the juiciness inside and balance the sweetness. And it works!!!
As for the CROWN, using fresh mint leaves from the end of the stem came as a natural choice for me as I like pairing mint with other fruits but I am well aware that not everyone likes the taste. Alternative could for example be to make the crown from fondant or for a non edible decoration you could use a glitter cocktail stick – that I am sure would look fabulous!
These are fun, sweet treats for any summer event and they are both GLUTEN FREE and DAIRY FREE! Are you ready to start BAKING?