Tuesday, April 23, 2019

The Pavlova Adventure

When we were in New Zealand several years ago, we were introduced to pavlovas, a dessert which is basically a big meringue, fruit, whipped cream and sometimes creme anglaise or some other type of filling. I've been 'threatening' to make one for a while, and I finally decided Easter would be a good time.

Here's the adventure.

1. I whipped up the egg whites and formed the meringue into a shape that looked like a giant egg. Clever yes?

2. Then that went in a 300 degree oven for an hour, then the oven was turned off and it sat in the oven for two hours more. I swear to you, I only peeked at it once. However, after an hour it was already brown and then when it came out--

It just sort of fell apart for the rest of the day as I was making it. But that did not stop me!

3. I made creme anglaise which was (and still is) delicious. Egg yolks, heavy creme, whole milk, sugar and vanilla:
After you cook it, it sits in an ice bath to cool down. Then it gets popped into the fridge for a few hours. The ice bath was magical.

4. Assembly time! First the creme anglaise

5. Then the fruit--we used blueberries, strawberries and kiwi-

6. Then fresh whipped cream

And yes it looked a mess but it was absolutely delicious!

And there is m pavlova adventure.


Tired Teacher said...

Oooh, how delightful - it looks delicious.

DelightedHands said...

Looks yummy! What a nice treat for yourself!

KSD said...

Congratulations, and well done! (No over-cooking pun intended.)

kathy b said...

Hmmmm, Ive not had the pavlova fall unevenly. I have had it fall Evenly. And it was delish and beautiful anyhow , Like yours!

Kym said...

One of the women in my book group is Australian. She makes a pavlova whenever she hosts book group! YUM! I always swear I'm going to go home and try one for myself, but then I never do. You may just inspire me to give it a go! It looks fabulously delicious. :-)

Caffeine Girl said...

My MIL makes pavlova every Easter,and it is my favorite dessert. I am determined to give it a try this weekend.

Vera said...

Oh yum! I made one last year, but no one cared for it that much (except moi - I LOVED it - lol). But I cannot (or should not) eat an entire pavlova.....

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