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Pavlova

I hope everyone had a great long weekend.  We got lots done around our house, our yard, and spent time with friends.  It was a good weekend, but now back to reality!  At least until Friday when we go to see family for a few days!  My Sister-in-Law will be up with her kids from Florida, so we will get to spend some much needed time with them.

Strawberry Pavlova

Pavlova is traditionally topped with Kiwi and is a New Zealand specialty.  We had it in March when we were on vacation there, and I fell in love.  I had it topped with passion fruit, and then I had a rolled chocolate one, that was amazing!!  Back at home we opted to make one topped with strawberries.  My husband made it for me on Mother’s Day, and it was so good!  For his business dinner a couple weeks ago he wanted to make it again.  But this time we got to work together on it.  Love when he helps in the kitchen and we can do it together!

Strawberry Pavlova

Meringue SEEMS hard, but it is really so EASY.  If you have an electric stand mixer it will do all of the work for you.  Really, it is easy!  Trust me!  You can make it and your guests will be amazed, but you can keep the secret that it was simple.

Pavlova
 
Serves: 8
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Light and fluffy meringue topped with fresh whipped cream and fresh strawberries.
Ingredients
  • 4 ounces egg whites, room temperature
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • 6 ounces sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp corn starch
Topping
  • Fresh Whipped Cream
  • Sliced Strawberries
Instructions
  1. Start by heating your oven to 250 degress, You will want a large sheet pan that is lined with parchment paper, or a silicone linear.
  2. In the stand mixer bowl put in your egg whites and a pinch of salt. Using the whisk attachment on high, whisk until stiff peaks, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Reduce the speed to medium and add the sugar over 2 minutes.
  4. Stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Increase the speed to high and whisk until the mixture is smooth and glossy and stiff peaks for, 6 to 7 minutes.
  5. Decrease speed to low, and add the vanilla, vinegar and cornstarch. Mix just to combine.
  6. Gently spoon the meringue onto the lined pan, and spread to make about a 9 inch circle forming a slight well in the center.
  7. Place the meringue into the oven and bake for 45 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave it in the oven for 3 more hours. Open the oven door and cool completely before removing from the oven, approximately 30 minutes.
  8. Just before serving top the meringue with whipped cream, and sliced berries or fruit of your choice. Serve immediately.
Notes
Recipe from Alton Brown


 

 

 

 

 

A VERY happy boy there was leftovers from the party.  He LOVES Pavlova!
 

Comments

  1. My Little Space says:

    Hhmm..mm..this looks simply amazing! Thanks for sharing. Hope you're having a great day.
    Kristy

  2. My Little Space says:

    Hhmm..mm..this looks simply amazing! Thanks for sharing. Hope you're having a great day.
    Kristy

  3. That looks so pretty!

  4. That looks so pretty!

  5. Cheap Ethnic Eatz says:

    I have done quite a few in my time and they are awesome.A great way to use seasonal fruits. Nice job!

  6. Cheap Ethnic Eatz says:

    I have done quite a few in my time and they are awesome.A great way to use seasonal fruits. Nice job!

  7. thefooddoctor says:

    I have been meaning to make one forever..
    Your pictures are really encouraging..
    Bookmarked to try very soon

  8. thefooddoctor says:

    I have been meaning to make one forever..
    Your pictures are really encouraging..
    Bookmarked to try very soon

  9. DebrasDollars says:

    This looks yummy! Thank you for sharing the recipe and instructions. I am following you through voiceBoks. I wanted to tell you I am your newest follower as well.

    ~Debra
    http://debrasdollars.blogspot.com/

  10. DebrasDollars says:

    This looks yummy! Thank you for sharing the recipe and instructions. I am following you through voiceBoks. I wanted to tell you I am your newest follower as well.

    ~Debra
    http://debrasdollars.blogspot.com/

  11. This is one of our favorite desserts and you executed it perfectly! SO beautiful with fresh strawberries~

  12. This is one of our favorite desserts and you executed it perfectly! SO beautiful with fresh strawberries~

  13. Priscilla - She's Cookin' says:

    I don't think I've ever had a Pavlova, but it looks like a dessert that I could make :) It looks fantastic and I'll bet it's delicious with any fruit!

  14. Priscilla - She's Cookin' says:

    I don't think I've ever had a Pavlova, but it looks like a dessert that I could make :) It looks fantastic and I'll bet it's delicious with any fruit!

  15. Leanna @ Raptortoe.com says:

    Nice!! I've never made pavlova, but I'd like to try eventually.

  16. Leanna @ Raptortoe.com says:

    Nice!! I've never made pavlova, but I'd like to try eventually.

  17. What a great recipe, and it looks so pretty and tempting! Your boy is adorable..mine would take a big spoon hahaha
    Have a great week!!!

  18. What a great recipe, and it looks so pretty and tempting! Your boy is adorable..mine would take a big spoon hahaha
    Have a great week!!!

  19. spcookiequeen says:

    Great recipe erin, love the pic of your boy enjoying the Pavlova. Who wouldn't want a big spoonful of this.
    -Gina-

  20. spcookiequeen says:

    Great recipe erin, love the pic of your boy enjoying the Pavlova. Who wouldn't want a big spoonful of this.
    -Gina-

  21. Cassie @ Bake Your Day says:

    This sounds really wonderful! I have never made it but you make it sound easy!

  22. Cassie @ Bake Your Day says:

    This sounds really wonderful! I have never made it but you make it sound easy!

  23. Happy When Not Hungry says:

    This pavlova looks amazing! Love your photos too :-)

  24. Happy When Not Hungry says:

    This pavlova looks amazing! Love your photos too :-)

  25. Kate@Diethood says:

    The Pavlova is one of my favorite cakes!!
    Yours looks so beautiful with all those strawberries on top!

  26. Kate@Diethood says:

    The Pavlova is one of my favorite cakes!!
    Yours looks so beautiful with all those strawberries on top!

  27. Chad @ thebreakupnote says:

    I've made a few cakes before… but I doubt I could ever make something that looks as incredible as this. You are an artisan!

  28. Chad @ thebreakupnote says:

    I've made a few cakes before… but I doubt I could ever make something that looks as incredible as this. You are an artisan!

  29. Hi Erin…thanks for dropping by my blog :) and after looking at your pavlova..I am going to try my hand at it :) Great dessert ! Love your photos too!

  30. Hi Erin…thanks for dropping by my blog :) and after looking at your pavlova..I am going to try my hand at it :) Great dessert ! Love your photos too!

  31. Looks sooooo good and fresh! Perfect for summer!

  32. Looks sooooo good and fresh! Perfect for summer!

  33. kitchenarian says:

    Pavlova with strawberries is my favorite. Beautiful!

  34. kitchenarian says:

    Pavlova with strawberries is my favorite. Beautiful!

  35. Erin…this is beautiful! I must try this. It just looks so delicate, but I've heard others say it is pretty easy. It showcases the strawberries perfectly! I am impressed! (Actually, I am impressed that your husband made one for you for Mother's Day….he's a keeper!) : )

  36. Erin…this is beautiful! I must try this. It just looks so delicate, but I've heard others say it is pretty easy. It showcases the strawberries perfectly! I am impressed! (Actually, I am impressed that your husband made one for you for Mother's Day….he's a keeper!) : )

  37. Christa says:

    hey found your blog at the "memorial day edition finding friends blog hop"! Just doing a little self promotion cuz we are cool like that ;) so be sure to come check out our blog (www.christanncox.blogspot.com) WE FOLLOW BACK! :) have a great night!

  38. Christa says:

    hey found your blog at the "memorial day edition finding friends blog hop"! Just doing a little self promotion cuz we are cool like that ;) so be sure to come check out our blog (www.christanncox.blogspot.com) WE FOLLOW BACK! :) have a great night!

  39. YUM! My Aussie friend makes this all of the time, and now I have the recipe! (insert sneaky, menacing laugh here…)

  40. YUM! My Aussie friend makes this all of the time, and now I have the recipe! (insert sneaky, menacing laugh here…)

  41. My Home Diary in Turkey says:

    Sounds great Erin ! another recipe from egg white on my file now… thx for step by step instruction . ^,^

  42. My Home Diary in Turkey says:

    Sounds great Erin ! another recipe from egg white on my file now… thx for step by step instruction . ^,^

  43. Wilde in the Kitchen says:

    Your pavlova looks so pretty! I agree that it's the perfect summertime dessert, you can top it with the most seasonal fruit!

  44. Wilde in the Kitchen says:

    Your pavlova looks so pretty! I agree that it's the perfect summertime dessert, you can top it with the most seasonal fruit!

  45. Free Spirit Eater says:

    Oh goodness! I have to stop looking through your desserts! The temptation is too great lol. But as always Erin your desserts are spectacular. Thanks for sharing, it's gorgeous! =]

  46. Free Spirit Eater says:

    Oh goodness! I have to stop looking through your desserts! The temptation is too great lol. But as always Erin your desserts are spectacular. Thanks for sharing, it's gorgeous! =]

  47. Sigh. It doesn't get any better than this.

  48. Sigh. It doesn't get any better than this.

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