Pavlova

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Last night we had guests for dinner, and I wanted a real summer dessert.  I made pavlova.  The original recipe is from allrecipes.com, with a few slight changes.

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Summer Pavlova

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • assorted summer berries, I used strawberries and blackberries

 

Directions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). 
  2. In a large bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry. Gradually add in the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat until thick and glossy. Add in vanilla extract, white vinegar and cornstarch.
  3. Spoon mixture in a large circle on to a large baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.  Working from the center, spread mixture toward the outside edge, building edge slightly. This should leave a slight depression in the center.
  4. Bake for 1 hour. Cool.
  5. Fill the centre with sweetened whipped cream and top with summer berries.

 

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It was very well received.  Light and crisp on the outside, and gooey and marshmallow in the middle, with a little sweet cream and tart fresh berries.  The perfect light ending to a big meal on a summer evening. 

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Try it this weekend!

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Comments

  1. Josalyn says:

    I was just wondering what to serve my guests on Sunday….I think this is perfect!!

  2. I’ve been making this recipe over and over again; it’s simple but delicious 🙂

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