Thursday, November 10, 2011

Pomegranate Love

Pomegranates. It seems like a fruit for a special occasion, because of the effort it takes to get the arils out. Slicing one open is like finding a treasure, and I love the vibrant red color. I remember when Mrs. Ellerhoff, my English teacher in high school, brought pomegranates in to class one day so that those of us who had never tasted one could try them.
The easiest way I have found to separate the seeds from the rest of the flesh is to work in a bowl of water, then strain off the pith. It keeps things from getting so messy, and keeps my fingers from getting dyed red.
I picked up a couple pomegranates last week because I wanted to try this recipe I saw on Made. Although my Hipstamatic photo of the cookies doesn't make them look very appetizing, I assure you that they were a success! The baked cookies were very good, but I agree with Dana that the cold cookie dough was especially delicious! Yum!


  1. We're big into watching Jaime Oliver right now and he claims that if you cut the pomegranate in half and then 'bash' or hit the back side of with a wooden spoon or something like that, the little fruits will just fall out into the bowl. I haven't tried it, but am skeptical as every other time I've tried working with pomegranates it has been very labor intensive :)

  2. Jenny6:36 PM

    I remember Mrs. Ellerhoff bringing in pomegranates! It was when we read the Odyssey :) Good times!