Introduction: Watermelon Basket
What a wonderful surprise for your guests at any summer Partay!
Colourful, refreshing and oh so easy to make.
Step 1: Scoring the Basket
1 mini Sugar Baby Watermelon
1 pint each of Blueberries and Blackberries
1 lb. Strawberries, hulled
Wash rind of watermelon and dry. Place on cutting board, check which end of the melon stays flat..
If it does not, slice off some rind so you have stability.
At the top make 2 cuts to indicate the thickness of the handle. This should be no less than 2" for sturdiness.
Why? People like to touch! My son picked it up and it didn't break!
Cut the "handle" half way down the melon evenly on both sides.
You can poke holes with a sharp knife to visualize where to go.
Step 2: Zig Zag Decoration
Make zig zag cuts horizontally across the width of the watermelon. Pry off the piece.
Using a melon baller tool, scoop out all of the flesh.
Repeat to the other side.
Wash and cut all the fruit.
Use the baller tool for the cantaloupe.
Place decoratively inside the cavity and around a platter.