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Tinned pineapple questions and ideas

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Old Style MoneySaving
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  • BitterAndTwistedBitterAndTwisted Forumite
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    I'd make a pineapple version of Eve's Pudding and pour a sponge-cake mixture over it. I expect that makes it a Pineapple-Upside-Down cake, really
  • aliaddsaliadds Forumite
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    Yummy. I love pineapple. You could do pineapple upside down cake or pineapple fritters. I also like them caramelised with brown sugar and served with ice cream!
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  • aliaddsaliadds Forumite
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    falady wrote: »
    How about pineapple upsidedown cake? I don't have a specific recipe, but its just tinned pineapple slices on the bottom of a pyrex type dish, with a glace cherry in the middle of each ring if you've got them, then a sponge mix on top, then bake it in the oven.


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    It seems like the 'Ali's' think alike!;)
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  • TrinnyTrinny Forumite
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    I put the pineapple in the bottom of a greased dish - top with victoria sandwich sponge mixture and bake as for eves pudding.

    I did it with windfall pears last autumn too - it came out really well - and OH wolfed the lot

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  • I made a pineapple sponge cake at the weekend. The recipe was from someone on here but I'm really sorry I can't remember who.

    Pudding: Pineapple sponge cake

    1 can of pineapple pieces in juice (19p Sains/23p Tesco)
    250 g sugar (Sains granulates @72p/kg = 18pTesco [email protected] 77p/Kg = 19.3p)
    van. essence to taste (Sains @ 22p/10ml = 11pTesco @17p/10ml = 8.5p)
    150ml of vegetable oil (Sains @ 7p/100ml = 11p, Tesco @ 10p/100ml = 15p)
    350 g self raising flour (Sains @ 24p/Kg = 8.4p Tesco @24p/Kg = 8.4p)
    3 teaspoons baking powder (Sains @ 2.18/kg = 1.6p, Tesco @ 2.18/kg = 1.6p)
    Sains cost = 69p
    Tesco cost = 76p

    Mix the first sugar, vanilla essence and vegetable oil together. Pour the pineapple juice into a measuring jug, and pour in enough water to get a volume of 330ml. Add the juice mixture to the other wet ingredients. Mix the dry ingredients together, and add them to the juice mixture a little at a time, beating them together well.

    Prepare 2 8 inch cake tins, (greased and floured) and pour half the batter into each tin. Sprinkle half the pineapple pieces over each tin, and bake for about 25 minutes at gas mark 5 until they are golden brown.

    The cake was yummy but like I said, I can't claim ownership of it, it's not my recipe. All credit to whoevers on here it is! Sorry I can't accredit you by name :)

  • wssla00wssla00 Forumite
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    Make sure you pop glace cherries in :) they are delicious :)
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  • juliettetjuliettet Forumite
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    Put coconut in the sponge mix - tropical!
  • Do you have any digestive biscuits and cream?

    My mum always used to make like a cheesecake thing with pinapple?
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  • no.1swimmumno.1swimmum Forumite
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    after you have greased the tin/dish sprinkle with brown sugar before you place the pineapple in, and then I just make a basic victoria sponge mix, you get a lovely caramelisation (ohh big word probably not spelt correctly).

    Probably can't do this for tonight but worth remembering, if (a big if) we have any wine left, normally red as we are not lovers of it, I freezer it in the ice cube trays and then decant to a food bag, when making casseroles etc, I pop a couple of the cubes in and it totally changes the taste.

    I am sure that your visitors will enjoy what you serve them.
  • Queen-Bee_2Queen-Bee_2 Forumite
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    Thanks for all your suggestions guys... please keep them coming!!! I am veering towards the idea of Princess Tiger's sponge at the moment (but what goes in the middle of it?) or upside down cake at the moment, but I don't have any glace cherries and would rather use what I've got to hand at the moment!!!
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