Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Scottish Recipes - Pavlova


Pavlova

Pavlova, a crisp, yet chewy meringue, covered in fresh whipped cream and fresh fruit of choice

I chose raspberries, but you can make this with any fruit, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, kiwi slices, sliced peaches, mango, anything you like

I have made Pavlova many times , its a personal favourite dessert of mine that I usually make at Christmas time but it also makes the perfect fresh, light summer dessert and since I love meringue, any time is a good time for Pavlova

Its made slightly different than basic meringue, with a goal to making the middle chewy using vinegar, its facinating that if you use white vinegar the meringue is creamy or nearly white in colour and if you use malt vinegar the meringue is more brownish in colour

Pavlova, although not entirely Scottish, is loved by us Scots all the same. It originated in New Zealand, in the 1920s after Anna Pavlova the Russian ballet dancer visited New Zealand and Australia and a chef made one in her honour, read more here

Makes one Pavlova


You will need


For Meringue
4 Egg Whites
250g fine Sugar
1 Tsp vinegar
1 Tsp Cornflour or Cornstarch
half Tsp Vanilla 
Ingredients


For topping
200ml Heavy Whipping Cream
Fruit of Choice (I used 6oz of Raspberries)


Ingredients

  • Pre-heat oven to 150C/300F. Place some parchment paper on a baking sheet and turn a dinner plate upside down on top and draw a circle on paper, use this as a guide for the pavlova
use a plate

  • Whisk Egg Whites in a large bowl with an electric mixer until the eggs turn white and form soft peaks (don't use a plastic bowl it makes the meringue weep)
Whisk egg whites

  • Gradually add the sugar a spoonful at a time, still whisking as you go
fluffy egg whites

  • Keep whisking for a further 4 minutes until smooth, shiny peaks form, then add the cornflour , vinegar (this make the center chewy) and vanilla
add other ingredients



  • Spoon mixture onto parchment paper in the circle shape
spoon the pavlova

meringue mixture

  • Place in oven and cook for 1.5 hours. After 1.5 hours turn oven off and leave to cool completely inside (you can make this a day in advance and just turn off the oven after the allotted time and leave the meringue in there overnight to completely dry out)
Meringue

  • Carefully peel off the parchment paper and place on a serving dish or plate

  • Pour cream into a mixing bowl and whisk on high speed until stiffened
Whipping cream

whipping the cream

  • Spoon the cream on top of the meringue 
Add on the cream

  • Add the fruit of choice to the top
Raspberry Pavlova

  • Enjoy


You will be amazed by the crisp outer layer and the chewy soft center

We enjoy this dessert with even more pouring cream poured over the top, yummmmm

Hope you enjoy making this dessert


Angela


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28 comments:

  1. Wow...I haven't had pavlova in a really long time! Yours looks delicious! I definitely need to try this! :)

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    1. Thank you, I make this a lot, its so yummy

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  2. Hi! That looks so yummy and easy to make! I am just starting to get into baking and I plan to try baking a meringue when I have some spare eggwhites. I will try your recipe and maybe make a Pavlova anyhow! Thanks for sharing!

    I saw your post from What's Cooking Love blog party.

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    1. Thanks for looking, its easier than it seems, nothing I do is too tricky :)

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  3. this is great. Found you via the live laugh linky. I have linked in a beef dish. Have a super day.

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    1. Ooojh need to check out your beef dish , thanks for dropping by

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  4. This looks so good! I love meringue and raspberries... it sounds so light and refreshing. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Your welcome, glad you love raspberries as much as we do, I am always looking for a recipe for them

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  5. I love it ... I'm completely unfamiliar with this dessert, so great to learn something new. Thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

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  6. I have grown up on Pavlova, my mum made it when I was young, love it too :)

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  7. I love Pavlova!! I always forget about it! Thanks for linking it to Foodie Friday!

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  8. Thanks for looking, we love pavlova too :)

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  9. That looks delicious! I found your blog via the Mommy's Mingle and am excited to be your newest follower! I'd love for you to follow me back at http://www.two-in-diapers.blogspot.com. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping over, I love meeting new followers, I'm on my way to return the favor ;)

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  10. Oh, Angela! This looks beautiful! My mom used to make small meringues for us when I was growing up. I will have to try this recipe!
    I'm following from Mom's Monday Mingle hop. I was drawn by your blog title, as I live in Tx too!

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    1. Glad you like it Kay, ive grown up with meringues and pavlova too, and yay for Texas, I have been here 10 years, i am Texan with a Scottish accent, lol

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  11. I make meringues all the time and never think to make a pavlova. So lovely!
    Aimee @ shugarysweets

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    1. Well, thank you, glad you like the Pavlova,, and its so easy to make too, always a plus

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  12. Angela,
    I haven't tried Pavlova yet but this one looks delicious! I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday Last week. I can't wati to see what you link up this week :)
    Michelle

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    1. You should try it, we love it :)

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  13. Interesting recipe. I may have to try this sometime. Thank you for participating in Show Your Stuff Blog Hop, You are invited to come back:
    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/07/show-your-stuff-31.html

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  14. I have never heard of this before but it looks great!

    Thanks so much for linking up at Mealtime Monday! Can’t wait to see what you like up tomorrow night!

    Kaylee
    www.couponingncooking.com

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    1. Thank you Kaylee, its amazing how many people haven't had Pavlova before, hope you try it out

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  15. Angela,
    You're being featured today! Stop by and check it out. Have a wonderful day.
    Michelle

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    1. Yay!!! thank you Michele, i am honored to be featured :)

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