Penguin Duo- Veggie Penguins ( Vegetable and Fruit Carvings)
by Tarla Dalal
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Invite somebody different for your home! make this adorable looking penguin couple a pot luck delight in place of porcelain figures.
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Penguin Duo- Veggie Penguins ( Vegetable and Fruit Carvings) recipe - How to make Penguin Duo- Veggie Penguins ( Vegetable and Fruit Carvings)
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Makes 2 penguins
- Place the big cucumber on a chopping board and leaving around 1 to 1½” from both ends, peel a thin layer, using a knife keeping it intact from one side. This forms one wing of the penguin. Peel another thin layer from the opposite side of the cucumber to form another wing.
- From the open end of the peeled cucumber, cut 1 cm. From the bottom to form the base of the penguin.
- Insert small flat pieces of carrots on both the intact sides of the cucumber.
- Immerse the cucumber in a bowl of ice-cold water for 20 minutes so that the cucumber peels (wings) become crisp and open up well.
- Peel the radish, place it on a chopping board, cut a 1” rectangle and wrap a spring onion leaf around one edge, attach it with a pin. Place this piece on a thin slice of radish piece and attach it using pins. This forms the hat of the male penguin. Keep aside.
- Peel the carrot, cut a thin slice and carve 2 v-shaped cuts, using a knife to make the legs of the penguin.
- Trim the other edges of the carrot ( legs) so as to be able to insert it in the cucumber (body).
- Remove the cucumber from the water and discard the carrot slices.
- Insert 2 cloves little above both the wings to make its eyes.
- Cut a small piece from the tapering end of the carrot and attach it to the cucumber (body) to make its nose.
- Attach the hat to the head of the penguin with the help of a toothpick.
- Make a cut 1 cm. From the base, half way through the cucumber and insert the legs of the penguin.
- Make a similar female penguin with the small cucumber. Instead of a hat attach a spring onion green around its neck with a pin.
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