Christmas in July lunch, I made a fruit Christmas tree.
The final tree was good but could have had more coverage. I followed Handimania's instructions and found that they didn't have that many toothpicks. Maybe their fruit was bigger chunks. I felt that we could have done with more toothpicks but we ran out of time. With both me and Sylvia working on it, we took over 30 minutes and needed more time. When people arrived I stacked the rest of the fruit around the base, which worked well. I think that it was good to make the tree close to the lunch as some of the fruit got slightly soft even over a couple of hours.
Upon reflection, it seemed ironic to have a summery cheese board, fudge and a fruit tree for dessert for our Christmas in July when we were trying to make the most of a festive winter feast. On the other hand, this is a Christmas dessert item that would work very well in summer, so when December comes around, I would like to try this again and make the most of all the lovely summer fruit.
More fun ways to serve fruit on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
Watermelon monster (gf, v)
Rainbow fruit kebabs (gf, v)
Choc-nut banana and fruit kebabs (gf, v)
Christmas in July dessert cheese platter
Fruity icy poles (gf, v)
On the Stereo:
The Original Christmas Album: 20 Party Christmas Crackers - Various Artists
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