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Carrot Flowers

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1 young, tender carrot, thinly peeled


Hold carrot pointed end down. Using a small, sharp knife make a cut towards the point to form a petal-shape. Take care not to slice all the way through. Repeat cuts around carrot to make a flower with 4 petals. Angle knife slightly, then apply light pressure to separate carrot flower from carrot. For first few flowers it may be necessary to ease every petal in this way, but with a little practice flowers will come away easily with a twist of knife. Repeat along length of carrot. Arrange flowers singly or group them into clusters.

Note:- To improve colour, drop flowers in boiling water, leave 1 minute then drain and rinse under cold running water. Dry well.

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