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  1. #1
    Christopher M. Guest

    Default Pineapple Upside-Down Cake...SECRETS

    I recently ate a pineapple upside-down cake after a hiatus of about 20
    years.

    Suprisingly, this upside-down cake tasted more like honey than pinepple.

    It seems that if you cut the pineapple thick you will get an overpowering
    pinepple flavor. But if you cut it thin the sugar caramelizes nicely and it
    almost tastes like honey.

    I also heard that frozen pineapple is often more fresh and the fresh
    pineapples you find in the supermarket.


    W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)



  2. #2
    Jerry Avins Guest

    Default Re: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake...SECRETS

    On Oct 24, 2:44*pm, "Christopher M." <nospam_flibb...@floo.com> wrote:
    > I recently ate a pineapple upside-down cake after a hiatus of about 20
    > years.
    >
    > Suprisingly, this upside-down cake tasted more like honey than pinepple.
    >
    > It seems that if you cut the pineapple thick you will get an overpowering
    > pinepple flavor. But if you cut it thin the sugar caramelizes nicely and it
    > almost tastes like honey.
    >
    > I also heard that frozen pineapple is often more fresh and the fresh
    > pineapples you find in the supermarket.
    >
    > W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)


    OK. Is it still secret now that you've published? How's Piglet?

    Jerry
    --
    Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can get.

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    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake...SECRETS

    On Oct 24, 11:44*am, "Christopher M." <nospam_flibb...@floo.com>
    wrote:
    > I recently ate a pineapple upside-down cake after a hiatus of about 20
    > years.
    >
    > Suprisingly, this upside-down cake tasted more like honey than pinepple.
    >
    > It seems that if you cut the pineapple thick you will get an overpowering
    > pinepple flavor. But if you cut it thin the sugar caramelizes nicely and it
    > almost tastes like honey.
    >
    > I also heard that frozen pineapple is often more fresh and the fresh
    > pineapples you find in the supermarket.
    >
    > W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)


    I can't say I've ever seen frozen pineapple...

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    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake...SECRETS

    On 10/24/2011 2:50 PM, Jerry Avins wrote:
    > On Oct 24, 2:44 pm, "Christopher M."<nospam_flibb...@floo.com> wrote:
    >> I recently ate a pineapple upside-down cake after a hiatus of about 20
    >> years.
    >>
    >> Suprisingly, this upside-down cake tasted more like honey than pinepple.
    >>
    >> It seems that if you cut the pineapple thick you will get an overpowering
    >> pinepple flavor. But if you cut it thin the sugar caramelizes nicely and it
    >> almost tastes like honey.
    >>
    >> I also heard that frozen pineapple is often more fresh and the fresh
    >> pineapples you find in the supermarket.
    >>
    >> W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)

    >
    > OK. Is it still secret now that you've published? How's Piglet?
    >
    > Jerry
    > --
    > Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can get.


    I have been using a Vacuvin pineapple cutter for some time. The Amazon
    page gives a good picture: http://tinyurl.com/4yqs4xg

    It's very easy and effective and the slices are a bit less than 1/2 inch
    thick, perhaps a little too thick for the cake tho they could be halved.
    Basically, the cutter screws into the fruit and converts the pineapple
    flesh into one long continuous spiral without skin or core. When a fruit
    is properly ripe the spiral will usually break into rings as you remove
    the cutter.


    To tell the truth, I've usually been well satisfied with canned
    pineapple for upside-down cake and the slices from the cutter are not
    always full circles. The slices are very satisfactory for eating uncooked.


    --


    James Silverton, Potomac

    I'm *not* [email protected]

  5. #5
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake...SECRETS

    On Mon, 24 Oct 2011 14:44:14 -0400, "Christopher M."
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I also heard that frozen pineapple is often more fresh and the fresh
    > pineapples you find in the supermarket.


    I didn't realize they sell pineapples frozen, but as far as frozen
    vegetables - yes, that's true. The process is often started in the
    field.

    --
    All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

  6. #6
    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake...SECRETS

    On 10/24/2011 8:44 AM, Christopher M. wrote:
    > I recently ate a pineapple upside-down cake after a hiatus of about 20
    > years.
    >
    > Suprisingly, this upside-down cake tasted more like honey than pinepple.
    >
    > It seems that if you cut the pineapple thick you will get an overpowering
    > pinepple flavor. But if you cut it thin the sugar caramelizes nicely and it
    > almost tastes like honey.


    That's an interesting idea.

    >
    > I also heard that frozen pineapple is often more fresh and the fresh
    > pineapples you find in the supermarket.


    The best fresh pineapple I can get in Hawaii is from Costco. Go figure. :-)

    >
    >
    > W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)
    >
    >



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    l, not -l Guest

    Default Re: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake...SECRETS


    On 24-Oct-2011, "Christopher M." <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I recently ate a pineapple upside-down cake after a hiatus of about 20
    > years.
    >
    > Suprisingly, this upside-down cake tasted more like honey than pinepple.
    >
    > It seems that if you cut the pineapple thick you will get an overpowering
    > pinepple flavor. But if you cut it thin the sugar caramelizes nicely and
    > it
    > almost tastes like honey.


    Why not bake a honey cake (kingarthurflour.com has a good recipe) if you
    want a cake that tastes like honey. I think a pineapple upside down cake
    that tastes like pineapple is a good thing. I suspect most folks have
    pineapple cake because they want a cake that tastes of pineapple.
    --

    Change Cujo to Juno in email address.

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    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake...SECRETS

    On 24/10/2011 4:55 PM, l, not -l wrote:

    >>
    >> Suprisingly, this upside-down cake tasted more like honey than pinepple.
    >>
    >> It seems that if you cut the pineapple thick you will get an overpowering
    >> pinepple flavor. But if you cut it thin the sugar caramelizes nicely and
    >> it
    >> almost tastes like honey.

    >
    > Why not bake a honey cake (kingarthurflour.com has a good recipe) if you
    > want a cake that tastes like honey. I think a pineapple upside down cake
    > that tastes like pineapple is a good thing. I suspect most folks have
    > pineapple cake because they want a cake that tastes of pineapple.


    It would not make much difference to someone who can't tell the
    difference between caramel and coffee.

  9. #9
    sf Guest

    Default Re: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake...SECRETS

    On Mon, 24 Oct 2011 20:55:51 GMT, "l, not -l" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > On 24-Oct-2011, "Christopher M." <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > I recently ate a pineapple upside-down cake after a hiatus of about 20
    > > years.
    > >
    > > Suprisingly, this upside-down cake tasted more like honey than pinepple.
    > >
    > > It seems that if you cut the pineapple thick you will get an overpowering
    > > pinepple flavor. But if you cut it thin the sugar caramelizes nicely and
    > > it
    > > almost tastes like honey.

    >
    > Why not bake a honey cake (kingarthurflour.com has a good recipe) if you
    > want a cake that tastes like honey. I think a pineapple upside down cake
    > that tastes like pineapple is a good thing. I suspect most folks have
    > pineapple cake because they want a cake that tastes of pineapple.


    He needs to reword it because I got a different meaning about what
    tasted like honey.

    --
    All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.

  10. #10
    Christopher M. Guest

    Default Re: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake...SECRETS

    Jerry Avins wrote:
    > On Oct 24, 2:44 pm, "Christopher M." <nospam_flibb...@floo.com> wrote:
    >> I recently ate a pineapple upside-down cake after a hiatus of about
    >> 20 years.
    >>
    >> Suprisingly, this upside-down cake tasted more like honey than
    >> pinepple.
    >>
    >> It seems that if you cut the pineapple thick you will get an
    >> overpowering pinepple flavor. But if you cut it thin the sugar
    >> caramelizes nicely and it almost tastes like honey.
    >>
    >> I also heard that frozen pineapple is often more fresh and the fresh
    >> pineapples you find in the supermarket.
    >>
    >> W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)

    >
    > OK. Is it still secret now that you've published? How's Piglet?
    >
    > Jerry


    Piglet is great. Thanks for asking.


    W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)



  11. #11
    Christopher M. Guest

    Default Re: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake...SECRETS

    James Silverton wrote:
    > On 10/24/2011 2:50 PM, Jerry Avins wrote:
    >> On Oct 24, 2:44 pm, "Christopher M."<nospam_flibb...@floo.com> wrote:
    >>> I recently ate a pineapple upside-down cake after a hiatus of about
    >>> 20 years.
    >>>
    >>> Suprisingly, this upside-down cake tasted more like honey than
    >>> pinepple. It seems that if you cut the pineapple thick you will get an
    >>> overpowering pinepple flavor. But if you cut it thin the sugar
    >>> caramelizes nicely and it almost tastes like honey.
    >>>
    >>> I also heard that frozen pineapple is often more fresh and the fresh
    >>> pineapples you find in the supermarket.
    >>>
    >>> W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)

    >>
    >> OK. Is it still secret now that you've published? How's Piglet?
    >>
    >> Jerry
    >> --
    >> Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can
    >> get.

    >
    > I have been using a Vacuvin pineapple cutter for some time. The Amazon
    > page gives a good picture: http://tinyurl.com/4yqs4xg
    >
    > It's very easy and effective and the slices are a bit less than 1/2
    > inch thick, perhaps a little too thick for the cake tho they could be
    > halved. Basically, the cutter screws into the fruit and converts the
    > pineapple flesh into one long continuous spiral without skin or core.
    > When a fruit is properly ripe the spiral will usually break into
    > rings as you remove the cutter.
    >
    >
    > To tell the truth, I've usually been well satisfied with canned
    > pineapple for upside-down cake and the slices from the cutter are not
    > always full circles. The slices are very satisfactory for eating
    > uncooked.


    I wouldn't mind eating one of those spiral slices. Maybe put it in a dish
    with some whipped cream.


    W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)



  12. #12
    Christopher M. Guest

    Default Re: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake...SECRETS

    dsi1 wrote:
    > On 10/24/2011 8:44 AM, Christopher M. wrote:
    >> I recently ate a pineapple upside-down cake after a hiatus of about
    >> 20 years.
    >>
    >> Suprisingly, this upside-down cake tasted more like honey than
    >> pinepple. It seems that if you cut the pineapple thick you will get an
    >> overpowering pinepple flavor. But if you cut it thin the sugar
    >> caramelizes nicely and it almost tastes like honey.

    >
    > That's an interesting idea.
    >
    >>
    >> I also heard that frozen pineapple is often more fresh and the fresh
    >> pineapples you find in the supermarket.

    >
    > The best fresh pineapple I can get in Hawaii is from Costco. Go
    > figure. :-)


    Yeah, weird. I went to New Orleans recently and the pumpkins at the Walmarts
    down there are better than the ones at my local Whole Foods.


    W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)



  13. #13
    Christopher M. Guest

    Default Re: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake...SECRETS

    l, not -l wrote:
    > On 24-Oct-2011, "Christopher M." <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> I recently ate a pineapple upside-down cake after a hiatus of about
    >> 20 years.
    >>
    >> Suprisingly, this upside-down cake tasted more like honey than
    >> pinepple.
    >>
    >> It seems that if you cut the pineapple thick you will get an
    >> overpowering pinepple flavor. But if you cut it thin the sugar
    >> caramelizes nicely and it
    >> almost tastes like honey.

    >
    > Why not bake a honey cake (kingarthurflour.com has a good recipe) if
    > you want a cake that tastes like honey. I think a pineapple upside
    > down cake that tastes like pineapple is a good thing. I suspect
    > most folks have pineapple cake because they want a cake that tastes
    > of pineapple.


    Don't knock it 'till you try it, won.


    W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)



  14. #14
    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake...SECRETS

    On 10/24/2011 11:23 AM, Christopher M. wrote:
    > Yeah, weird. I went to New Orleans recently and the pumpkins at the Walmarts
    > down there are better than the ones at my local Whole Foods.
    >
    >
    > W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)


    My brother-in-laws in Washington state would tell me that buying salmon
    in a supermarket was strictly for suckers - the only problem was that
    none of those guys ever caught me a salmon, fileted it, wrapped it, and
    handed it to me. :-)


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    Ranée at Arabian Knits Guest

    Default Re: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake...SECRETS

    In article
    <[email protected]>,
    merryb <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I can't say I've ever seen frozen pineapple...


    We can get frozen tidbits, but I haven't seen frozen rings. Yet.
    I'll look.

    --
    Regards,
    Ranee @ Arabian Knits

    "She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands." Prov 31:13

    http://arabianknits.blogspot.com/

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    Christopher M. Guest

    Default Re: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake...SECRETS


    "dsi1" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:j84lp5$1ku$[email protected]..
    > On 10/24/2011 11:23 AM, Christopher M. wrote:
    >> Yeah, weird. I went to New Orleans recently and the pumpkins at the
    >> Walmarts
    >> down there are better than the ones at my local Whole Foods.
    >>
    >>
    >> W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)

    >
    > My brother-in-laws in Washington state would tell me that buying salmon in
    > a supermarket was strictly for suckers - the only problem was that none of
    > those guys ever caught me a salmon, fileted it, wrapped it, and handed it
    > to me. :-)


    I used to work with somebody who would only buy "farmed" salmon.

    I guess the wild salmon was too fresh, didn't have enough pollutants.


    W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)



  17. #17
    dsi1 Guest

    Default Re: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake...SECRETS

    On 10/24/2011 3:13 PM, Christopher M. wrote:
    > "dsi1"<[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:j84lp5$1ku$[email protected]..
    >> On 10/24/2011 11:23 AM, Christopher M. wrote:
    >>> Yeah, weird. I went to New Orleans recently and the pumpkins at the
    >>> Walmarts
    >>> down there are better than the ones at my local Whole Foods.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)

    >>
    >> My brother-in-laws in Washington state would tell me that buying salmon in
    >> a supermarket was strictly for suckers - the only problem was that none of
    >> those guys ever caught me a salmon, fileted it, wrapped it, and handed it
    >> to me. :-)

    >
    > I used to work with somebody who would only buy "farmed" salmon.
    >
    > I guess the wild salmon was too fresh, didn't have enough pollutants.
    >


    Hawaii is the land of wild tilapia with enough pollutants to satisfy
    even the most discriminating of tastes. Please come and eat of the wild
    tilapia. Mahalo!

    >
    > W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)
    >
    >



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