We live in an era where food is no longer just about taste – it has to be appealing to the eye. Out of all meals, breakfast foods are probably the most photogenic. By now you should have learnt how to make that perfect avocado rose. But have you made a kiwi flower?
Turned out this one is much easier to do! Here is how:
Step 1: Select a good kiwi fruit
The fruit should be on the firmer side. Mushy kiwis will not make pretty flowers! Washing and drying is recommended because you will be placing the finished product in your breakfast bowl. I am using a green kiwi for the photo but golden kiwis are fabulous too.
Step 2: Make an incision in the middle (lengthwise) of the fruit, at an angle less than 45 degrees. Insert the knife to about halfway through the fruit.
Step 3: Make another incision, this time at an angle pointing in the opposite direction, joining with the previous incision.
Step 4: Repeat Steps 2 and 3 until you’ve made it around the fruit.
Step 5: Start pulling the fruit apart. They should come apart easily.
And that’s it! You’ve just made your first kiwi rose!
These are great for decorating your favorite oats or smoothie bowls and chia pudding. They are a great addition to any fruit platters too!
You can also make fig flowers, strawberry flowers and more. The method is the same – just make sure your fruit is not too soft!
I even made one with a small melon, used it as a bowl for my mashed sweet potato, and topped it with a fig flower.