Decorating food - beautiful cooking

Sometimes our loved ones go from the table and happy to tell us: "Thank you," and sometimes, despite our best efforts, lunch or dinner ends in disappointment. Like food and fresh, and the taste is not bad, but still something-That was not enough, and our efforts are not appreciated. Sometimes it is not enough unpretentious chef stuff, some of the highlights when applying the usual dishes. So let's talk about decorating the dishes, because cooking is nice - it's great!

Even thecranky kid will eat more oatmeal, if it is decorated and served on a pretty plate, made thanks to the decoration of dishes - beautifully cooked. And you cook for him, will be able to feel like a real creator, the creator of culinary delights.

go to the kitchen
- it's time to cook dinner! Soup - delicious! Let's start with the traditional dinner dishes - a soup. Japanese chefs, for example, happy to decorate soups natural motifs.Fall in porcelain bowls float bright red maple leaves, carved out of a carrot.In the spring, lookin

g at the plate, you will see the lotus flower carved out of a bulb.Ideas and their realization there is no number.The simplest thing - to pour into a bowl of clear chicken broth, sprinkle with small white crackers (also economically, it is not necessary to throw away the remnants of bread), and then the open space for your creativity.

wonderful lake

Two leaf lettuce leaves turn into lilies, and boiled quail egg, or - in the lily.You do not need any special tools.Take the hard-boiled egg and a small knife zigzags cut it exactly in the middle.Here and ready two lilies.At the edge of the plates can be arranged reeds.To do this, take slices of fresh bread and gently insert the sprigs of greenery.Get a tasty chicken broth from the lake.From this body of water in the bowl is not exactly child will drop.

stars on a plate

If you have a thick soup, such as spinach or broccoli, you can cut out the stencil paper for baking (star, flowers, etc.), gently put it on top, and onedges densely pour ground nuts or bread crumbs for decorating dishes - beautiful cooking.Star on a plate with not quite the favorite soup will help to remedy the situation.

Clouds borscht

Just before serving on a plate of soup with sour cream can help to draw a cloud or sheep.To figure turned, drip cream on the proposed contour drawing and connect these droplets using a thin wooden stick.And you can just lay on the surface of the boat or the house of cooked macaroni long.After all, what the soup thicker, the easier it will keep bulky jewelry.


With sour cream or cream can be decorated with lush fruit smoothie-type soups.The same wooden stick will wrap sour cream or cream steep spiral - eddies on the surface of a strawberry or cherry soup.

I wish to have a salad

proceed to salads.To our little consumer was interested, ask him yourself salad mix.To do this, lay on a flat dish crispy lettuce, and on them in the form of segments of a circle - the future of food ingredients.It can be boiled grated beets or bright orange carrots, cucumber strips, grated cheese, etc.

To grated carrots and beets have not given juice, do not rub them on a grater, and try nastrogat with a knife-peelers thin ribbons.The main thing is to get a nice circle.In its center lay heaped salad dressing or sauce.That's playing, you can be interested in cooking baby.


slightly boring salad can be new ways to diversify supply.

salad in a glass

Place the salad layers in high transparent glass.Worried that pipsqueak can break it?Do not worry - take the same, only the plastic.They are sold at almost any hardware store.On the edge of the glass can be put on a slice of lemon or a slice of cucumber.Your baby will be very happy, because he eats almost as an adult.

Magic Ring

from used tin tin can cut the bottom for further decoration of dishes - beautiful cooking.Gently bend or cut off the jagged edges - in front of you serving ring, with which you can submit any nice winter salad.Light vegetable salads will decay out of the ring, but the dish with boiled vegetables with thick sauces, formed with the help of this simple device will look just fine.If

jar (base ring) was small, it is possible to build on the plate a few of these "towers" and join them "walls" of boiled vegetables or savory crackers.The real medieval castle on a plate!

We must certainly raise the flag on the tower, because the owner of the castle (your little eater) is also here.To use the flag reddish radicchio lettuce, skewered on a toothpick, pepper strips or cut intricate curves.Well, you just blow the horn and start eating.

We march!

salad can be submitted to the sandwich.Take a toast slices of bread for sandwiches or slices of pita.Put on a foundation pile salad or pate and cover with another piece of - the most delicious sandwich is ready!

Announce that you have today, "marching salad" and, for instance, can be eaten in a makeshift tent, which is constructed of a long table cloth, thrown on the table. Of course, then it is necessary to sweep away the remnants of food from the table, but how much fun is! This "camp" dinner to remember.

on the second?

side dish to meat or chicken pieces spread by the already familiar to us a serving ring.Another option - to paint the mashed potatoes beet juice or carrot, and then use the syringe to put confectionery bright garnish on a plate in the form of curls or figures.

Chinese cabbage

you have large leaves Chinese cabbage?Make one "boat with a cargo." In the middle of the sheet pile lay a main dish (eg, rice, buckwheat or mashed potatoes), plug the stick into the center of a "sail" of the cucumber slices.Next place the "anchor" - you can do it from a piece of sweet pepper, and you can just cut a normal picture. Some of the convention in this case does not interfere.


sweet pepper can make a nice fan, that would grace any second. To do this, cut the fruit in half lengthwise. Then carefully remove the seeds and the stalk of the film. Every half with a sharp knife cut into thin noodles. Not reaching the opposite edge of about half a centimeter. Each additional incision should be slightly shorter than the previous one. Then gently with a spatula, transferworkpiece on the plate and already there, expand into a beautiful fan. The patterns on the fan can be made from feathers of green onions. If they make an incision from different sides and hold them with the blunt end of a knife, they zavyutsya beautiful rings. This is our bright decoration east fan.


cucumber can build a "bunch of grapes" and decorate it, such as stews.Take a spoonful of coffee and plunging into the flesh of the cucumber, rotate.With some skill you get a neat hemisphere.Put them in the form of a bunch of grapes.Do you have a contoured molds for baking cookies - bears, ducklings and stars?Use them to supply vegetable puree of spinach, beets and broccoli.

Fireworks desserts

biggest scope for culinary design, of course, provide the desserts - they are decorated with fruit, caramel and chocolate.


With a sharp knife can be nastrogat fine chocolate shavings intricate.Cocoa powder or shavings to sift through a sieve plate.Arrange on a plate stencils butterflies, flowers and sprinkle with cocoa, and only then gently lay mousse or jelly on top.

chocolate contour figures do.Take a sheet of tracing paper or baking paper and draw on their hearts, flowers, Christmas trees, stars.Turn the paper upside down (so that the edible figurines were pieces of graphite) and proceed.

1. Place the paper in the tray or chopping board.

2. Melt the chocolate and with the help of the bag with cut corner circle painted figures along the contour.If a lot of chocolate, can not be limited to a silhouette - fill contours completely.

3. Place the workpiece in the refrigerator.Once the figures zastynut, carefully remove them with a paper with a sharp knife.They can decorate a homemade cake, pastries or mousse.

Chocolate leaves will decorate any dessert.For them to choose any live flowers or leaves of trees, house plants can be used.The main thing that these leaves were not treated with chemicals or would not be poisonous.Try to save these pieces of at least a piece of the stem.


1. The leaves must-wash and dry.

On the reverse side of the leaves with a brush, apply the melted chocolate.The thickness of the chocolate layer - at least 2 mm.3. The blanks in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

4. Apply leaves another layer of melted chocolate and then place it in a cool place.

5. When the chocolate has hardened completely, carefully pull the stalk and separate the true leaf of chocolate.Sweet leaves move in the desert with a knife, so they do not have melted in their hands.

Cook caramel

Little Gourmet be surprised to discover that not only can eat dessert, but his homemade caramel decoration.


- 1 cup sugar

- 5 cups of water

- 2 drops of natural vinegar (preferably apple or grape)


1. Sugar vsypte in a pan with a thick bottom, add

watervinegar and heat at the low heat.Stir do not need!2. When the syrup boils, on the walls of the saucepan will form sugar crystals - gently whisk them to the edge of the wet towel.The main thing is to boil the syrup is not much.3 saucepan can sometimes shake, but you can not mix a lot.If lowering the drop of syrup in cold water, it forms a solid ball - the syrup is ready!Capacity with syrup, remove from heat and place in a sink or basin of cold water.In this case, caramels retain its beautiful golden color.

baskets Crystal

caramel is ready, proceed to the manufacture of jewelry from her.Very elegant look candy baskets.

1. Take a ladle or metal tins, spread them with butter the bottom.Put them upside down on any flat surface.

2. Syrup take using a teaspoon and a thin stream of water the mold in different directions.The main thing, move from the center to the edges.It looks nice, such a basket in a grid.

So decorate cold and dry desserts.Moisture or heat can easily melt the caramel.

Fusilli Fusilli

of caramel mass can be rolled up, gently and slowly turning round a long base (for example, thick pencil - which also must not forget to grease with butter) a stream of syrup.

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