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Darwin Dessert

This is one the guys will love too and a few of the girls!!!

Originally brought to Australia by a group of untamed New Zealanders now firmly adopted in NT and a great dessert for an adult dinner party .

It's easy, distinctive and a great way to finish a BBQ. You need a large fresh pineapple, some raw brown sugar, whipped cream, and a bottle of dark rum. Don't use OP rum since the taste is overpowering.

         To prepare :                 

  • Slice the top off the pineapple. Remove the pineapple flesh without destroying the skin (the empty shell is used for display later).
  • Chop the pineapple into bite-sized cubes, place in a bowl and pour on the rum (all of it).
  • Marinate overnight (at least four hours).
  • When ready to serve: Place separate bowls of the sugar and cream, for your guests to use, and have pre-soaked wooden satay sticks ready.
  • Drain the juice off into a separate container.
  • Put some methylated spirits into a tin can, and place in the shell (if you kept it). Place on table and light.
  • Serve the pineapple/rum chunks.
  • Skewer a chunk, roll it in the sugar, and hold over the flame until it goes toffee-like.
  • Dip in the cream, and crunch. I promise, it's sensational! (With many guests, you may need more than one flame.) When the pineapple is finished, get the jar of juice you saved and serve as an after dinner drink.

 

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